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Fedora24 refuses to boot after upgrade

asked 2016-11-09 13:47:36 -0500

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A fresh Fedora24 install from live DVD. Got it to boot after tweaking bios boot order (two HD system with Win7 on first disk). Did a "dnf upgrade", now Fedore24 does not boot any more. No output whatever, just black screen(s). The "old" live DVD kernel does boot so the HW is ok.

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Did you switch back boot order in BIOS? After booting from DVD use blkid for finding out where your boot and root partitions are located and adjust grub accordingly.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2016-11-09 16:16:37 -0500 )edit

Actually no. I never changed the order DVD/HD, only the boot order of the physical HDs (Ive two). Ubuntu copes very well with it installed on the second HD, Fedora does not. Annoying but known limitation of Fedora (for as long as I remember, and thats far). Anyhow that was not the issue, Ive solved it :-)

The problem was the nouveau driver, it bailed out early and blocked me out of even a tty. Due that I was not able to check any logs. By setting the "nomodeset" kernel boot flag I was able to get a kind of working computer. Then I installed the 367 binary NVIDIA drivers. 370 did not build.

SVisor gravatar imageSVisor ( 2016-11-10 12:01:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-10 12:04:09 -0500

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Solution: "nomodeset" kernel flag, so you can get a somewhat working computer.Download and install NVIDIA binary drivers. Voila a working computer.

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