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After upgrade cannot boot into computer

asked 2012-04-02 12:29:28 -0500

Bernd gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 21:06:23 -0500

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Noticed that after a system update on Fedora 16 I am unable to get the laptop bootable with the 3.3 kernel however I can still use the 3.1 kernel.

With the failed boot I get a screen stateing something about the nouveau not finding anything and falling back and then it hangs on Kernal panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt.

I have not installed the Nvidia drivers and this happens after a fresh install straight after a system update.

I also have 4 different grub menu items - two for 3.3 and two for 3.1.

Seems I also cannot install VMware Workstation 8 as it is looking for headers that are already installed and updated on my system.

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Please boot into the working kernel and paste the output of:

rpm -qa | egrep kernel

Also try a clean update again:

yum clean all && yum -u update

Check the following files for errors after a failure (you may have to use a virtual terminal ctrl alt f3):

  1. /var/log/Xorg.*.log
  2. dmesg
FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-04-10 04:53:32 -0500 )edit

Try sudo yum reinstall kernel*

lobocode gravatar imagelobocode ( 2014-06-08 21:24:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-07-09 13:51:12 -0500

If you're performing a fresh installation, why are you installing Fedora 16? It is no longer supported as of 2013-02-12. Install Fedora 20 and see if the problem persists!

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@bitwiseoperator this question is from 2012. ;)

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-09 20:48:28 -0500 )edit

Yeah, d'oh. We need to clean this stuff up somehow.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2014-07-13 10:35:03 -0500 )edit

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