On Tuesday 23 March 2010 17:34:45 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Tue, 2010-03-23 at 15:37 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 March 2010 15:17, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 23 March 2010 13:52, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > >> Since I ended up with a large number of zombie processes for
> > >> chromium-browser I decided to shut down the laptop completely, to
> > >> get a clean, cold boot. There I came unstuck. This is F12, fully
> > >> updated. The bubble fills up, I see the Fedora logo, then it
> > >> reboots. I could try to catch it and get a level 3 login, of
> > >> course, but since I haven't a clue what's causing this, I
> > >> know what to do next. Any ideas?
> > >
> > > Argh! I can't even get an level 3 boot. I snatched it and edited
> > > the grub
> > > entry, but still it reboots. I came to the conclusion that grub must
> > > be damaged, so I ran grub-install, but on reboot, still the same
> > > thing happens -
> > > it looks fine up to the Fedora logo, then reboots. I'm completely
> > > stuck.
> > Utterly absurd for me to suggest something to you -
> > like telling my grand-daughter how to improve her Irish dancing -
> > but if it were me I would run something like Knoppix,
> > and see what was in /var/log/messages , etc.
> > Actually, the last time this happened to me
> > my / partition was full.
> Well, unless something like a core-dump has filled it, that shouldn't be
> the problem, but I'm beginning to think that I have to get my data off,
> so you are probably right about reaching for knoppix :-)
Or just use Fedora in Rescue mode.
Of course, although knoppix offers the comfort of a gui :-) However, I didn't
need either, now that I've found and fixed the problem.
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