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Old 10-29-2008, 04:23 PM
"Daryll Strauss"
Default Oops. F10 Beta ate my laptop

Hi Folks,

I had a chance to install F10 Beta on a new laptop a couple weeks back. Because it was a laptop, I chose the encrypt disk option. I was updating my system with the latest code as it arrived, usually the same day. Everything has been great, until today.

Last night another 50 or so packages updated, and since it included a kernel, I shut down. This morning when I booted the laptop, it starts up and shows that it is booting Fedora 9.92. I see the blue/white bar appear and make progress.

Normally it would stop shortly after this starts and prompt me for my password. That never happened. Instead it the blue bar progressed all the way to the right side of the screen, the Fedora 9.92 text turned white, and then the it just sat there.

I tried hitting escape during the process, but that brings up an empty console with a blinking cursor, but no text. So I don't seem to have any more diagnostic information available.

One other caveat in terms of complete disclosure. I was running the nVidia drivers. With my previous updates that hasn't been an issue. The kernel updates and I don't get X when the system restarts. I then reinstall the nVidia package and reboot the system where everything comes up normally. I don't believe this is related to the problem, but I hate when my customers leave details out of their requests. Nothing else is particularly unusual about the system.

I'm not sure what to try next. If there's more diagnostics I can collect, let me know. If someone has a suggestion as how to get my laptop back to a bootable state, that would great. It would be a PITA if I had to reinstall, but not the end of the world.

Let me know,
- |Daryll

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