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I think i broke my fedora and I don't know what to do.

asked 2018-02-21 22:15:04 -0600

Gion gravatar image

It all stated when I installed a libdvdcss manually, and now it won't boot or at least not go to the loggin. It only stops at the fedora load symbol and I don't know what to do. I don't know if I broke it.

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We may be able to help you, but we'll need a little more to go on. Which version of Fedora do you have, how did you install that package, have you tried to get to a text console and if so, what happens?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-02-22 01:56:35 -0600 )edit

When you see the Fedora logo press the ESC key. You will see a lot of text. What does the last line of text say? It may have a lot to do with the reason for the "stop".

Glenn gravatar imageGlenn ( 2018-02-22 05:57:00 -0600 )edit

I took an rpm from here ( ) and downloaded (libdvdcss-1.4.1-2.fc27.x86_64.rpm) and just used the terminal command "cp -a" the files into the (usr folder) in the (Files System) and im using fedora 27.

ps: It did played the dvds well, but now it cost me my fedora hard drive. My windows hard drive is still ok.

Gion gravatar imageGion ( 2018-02-22 07:25:37 -0600 )edit

I did the escape thing and it seems to tell me at least that everything with a security or a firewall failed

Gion gravatar imageGion ( 2018-02-22 07:48:55 -0600 )edit

Wt#$??? rpm command and dnf has his purposes... Who coherent extract and make "cp -a" you replaced critical directories... solutions:

1) Install again Fedora

2) Expert? copy directories from a Live Fedora 27...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2018-02-22 12:58:28 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-02-22 13:54:17 -0600

bob323 gravatar image

I went through a similar process in searching for libdvdcss recently, but thankfully I did not try to install this version of the prebuilt RPM.

You can install libdvdcss in a non-system-breaking way by installing from source. Download the file here and do the usual: extract, go into the folder, ./config, make, make install (last command as root).

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For libdvdcss RPMFusion directs to Livna, and it worked for me:

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-02-22 17:33:08 -0600 )edit

I reinstalled fedora and got libdvdcss rpm working without killing my drive. I know this wasn't really a libdvdcss question, but thank you.

Gion gravatar imageGion ( 2018-02-22 18:06:16 -0600 )edit

I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the "prebuilt RPM". The problem here was that the rpm wasn't installed the correct way, using a package manager like dnf or the rpm command itself.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-02-22 20:14:02 -0600 )edit

answered 2018-02-22 13:14:21 -0600

Gion gravatar image

Saved all my files i needed in another drive from the broken drive. Going to Reinstall Fedora. PS: I am not an expert.

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