On Fri, 2013-12-13 at 05:23 -0800, Ashraf Mousa wrote:
Hello friends I have a toshiba satellite P755-S5391. I installed
Fedora 17 on it and everything went well. I upgraded it to fedora 18
using " yum upgrade". It downloaded the files and everything seems to
be ok. Then I got a recommended reboot and I rebooted my computer. The
system rebooted and Grub works well (I have win 7 on the same labtop
with fedora). THe computer give the line that it loads fedora 18 and
then initiallising Ramdisk. After that the screen turned to the normal
fedora screen. I.e. a black circle that goes gradually to white and
then the f letter is drawen in it. Then the cursor appears as a small
circle with a rsmall running lines in it (it is as if it sutup
something or searching (or Waiting)for some thing. It keeps on this
screen for more that 6 hours. and seems not to end. I rebooted the
system by removing the power and the restarting the labtop but I got
the same thing. I just pressed the 'esc' key. it give me the details,
things seems ok with one fail in the middle I could not catch it. Then
continue till another failed: here is the details; [failed] failed to
start authorization manager. see ' systemctl pol kit,service for
details. Then continue to load gnome display and it was ok and then
stops there with the circle cersur! I can onle shut the system donw by
cutting the power! any guides, please in details.
Installing using yum is always a bad idea since it's an untested method
of upgrade. You should stick to the recommended methods ("preupgrade" in
the past, now "fedup"). It may be possible to fix your system, but we'll
need to diagnose the issue better. Boot into runlevel3 as described
here, and see if you get to a login prompt. Then check your logs
in /var/logs/messages for errors.
Please note that f18 is soon going to be unsupported. It might be better
to upgrade to F19 or wait a few days and upgrade to F20 on Dec 17.
In the meantime, please backup all your data using a LiveCD in case you
need to make a fresh install.
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