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Fedora 20 installs but “fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed” after first boot

asked 2013-12-20 17:41:57 -0500

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I installed Fedora 20 on my wife's laptop (Toshiba Sat., C40D-A, Bios 1.20, amd64 with an ATI radeon grahpic card) - the installation went very smoothly, and so did the reboot immediately after.

I shut down the laptop having done nothing else, and when I tried to boot I got the "fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed" (and pressing power does nothing, so I can't really reboot without shutting off, which brings me back to square one).

I went in the bios and disabled USB 3.0 support as I've read it can cause issues, and tried booting with acpi=off nomodeset, but it does not solved the problem.

I can boot from the USB live media, so I thing I should be able to edit things from there, but I'm not sure how to solve the problem. What kind of infos should I look for?

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Have you updated the system in the meantime? I'm asking that because in my case, I have an issue since I have updated to the linux kernel 3.12. So try booting on a previous kernel (3.11) if you can.

remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2013-12-21 05:31:43 -0500 )edit
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Actually, I started the installation over. I just made a sudo yum upgrade, installed the mesa drivers, on the first reboot, and now everything works.

tpoisot gravatar imagetpoisot ( 2013-12-21 14:52:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-12-21 14:53:20 -0500

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As said in the comment:

sudo yum upgrade and installing the mesa packages after rebooting immediately afther the installation worked for me.

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