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2015-10-10 18:06:02 -0500 commented answer F22 stalls on logo

Yeah, obviously back your data up first! Thanks again for the assistance.

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2015-10-10 02:36:06 -0500 answered a question F22 stalls on logo

So evidently this was an issue with the GPT, as bitwiseoperator pointed out.

Using gdisk I was able to convert MBR to GPT, simply by:

gdisk /dev/[disk]
w (at prompt)

This didn't cause any issues or data loss when accessing the disks from windows. The installation produced no error even though the disks were connected. I've updated Fedora 22 and have rebooted fine multiple times.

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2015-10-10 00:20:50 -0500 commented answer F22 stalls on logo

Thanks for finding this, it seems like you're onto something. When I do gdisk -l for all the extra drives, I get:

Partition table scan: MBR: MBR only BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: not present


Found invalid GPT and valid MBR; converting MRB to GPT format in memory.


With some additional disk information.

So is it a matter of getting a valid GPT on those disks? Will that render them inoperable in Windows? Is it even possible? Prior to installing F22, I had reformatted all the disks, just 1 NTFS partition, no Windows installation or anything.

2015-10-09 10:42:09 -0500 commented question F22 stalls on logo

@lnxslck I don't think so. They work fine when in windows.

2015-10-09 03:06:52 -0500 commented question F22 stalls on logo

@lnxslck Originally I tried installing it on a separate one (from my windows 7 install), but I couldn't get dual booting to work for the life of me, so I went with a separate partition, which works fine until I plug in the other hard drives.

@bitwiseoperator As far as keeping my home directory, I didn't do that the first time (or two), just wiped the partition and started over. But when I did keep it it was on the same one, everything's on the one disk.

One thing I've noticed is that the other drives don't have any boot information...is this something that's required during disk scan maybe?

2015-10-08 02:50:43 -0500 asked a question F22 stalls on logo

I believe this is the 3rd time I've dealt with this issue, and it's really starting to get old. I'm pretty new to Linux in general, but I've been able to reinstall the other times to fix it, while keeping my Home directory to make it less painful, but obviously I need to stop this from happening at all.

So I'm fairly certain that it's being caused by my other hard drives. First of all, the installation will give me an error shortly after I begin the setup process, an unknown error occurs, with a call stack starting like:

anaconda 22.20.13-1 exception report

Traceback..

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/blivet/devicetree.py", line 950, in addUdevPartitionDevice raise UnusableConfigurationError(msg) ....

I can get the install to work if I shutdown and disconnect my hard drives (3 internal and 1 external), but then when I plug them back in, the next time I boot up it hangs, and I get this (some of the load log):

BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffffffffa0a78c48

IP: [<ffffffff812984e0>] proc_get_inode+0xc0/0x170

PGD 1c0e067 PUD 1c0f063 PMD 7f9b5f067

Oops: 0000 [#11] SMP

Modules linked in:....

...

Stack:...

...

Call Trace:

... proc_lookup_de+0x53/0xc0

... proc_lookup+0x1b/0x20

--- lookup_real+0x1d/0x70

... do_last...

... path_opeat...

... ? user_path_at_empty...

... do_ilp_open...

... ? find_next_zero_bit..

... ? __alloc_f...

... do_sys_open

... SyS_open

... system_call_fastpath

Code: BIG LONG code

RIP [address] proc_get_inode...

RSP <address>

CR2: address

What gives? (sorry for the horrible formatting, I'm having to do this on my ipad..)

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2015-09-25 00:49:02 -0500 commented question grub rescue> issue

Thanks for the tips. I had to wipe my drive and now I'm installing it on the same one as Windows..no issues with that thankfully!

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2015-09-23 22:17:24 -0500 asked a question grub rescue> issue

Hey everyone!

I tried to install fedora on a secondary drive originally, but I couldn't get it to boot with grub2 on the main boot drive, and in the process I evidently messed up that drive, now I get grub rescue> when I try to boot into Win7 on that drive.

The ls result I get seems odd compared to what I've seen for others:

(hd0), (hd1), (hd2), (hd3)

I tried following a tutorial that addresses common issues with grub2, but there's always some sort of partition info from ls, of which I obviously have none. Where do I go from here? I'm completely clueless!

Thanks!

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2015-09-22 02:12:25 -0500 asked a question Booting Fedora Installed on Second Drive

Hey folks, I'm extremely new to Fedora, and Linux in general, so bear with me.

I have installed Fedora 22 from the Live CD onto a secondary drive partition, but I had no idea how to set it up properly to boot from my main boot drive, which I want to keep Windows 7 on. From what I read, it seems like I can install Grub2 on the main boot drive and choose to go into Windows or Fedora from there...but I have no clue how to go about doing that. Is this something fairly straightforward to do? Is it even possible? Whatever the case, I guess I'm looking for guidance in the best route to take here, and how to go about doing it. Any tutorials or examples (that I can't seem to find, they all revolve around re-installing & repairing it seems) you know of would be wonderful. Thanks!