Re: boot: linux text => "Could not find kernel image: linux"

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On 6 August 2012 06:20, Richard Vickery <richard.vickeryrv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Dave Burns <tburns@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Richard Vickery
>> <richard.vickeryrv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:26 PM, Dave Burns <tburns@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Me confused. I want to try booting the FC17 install disk in lowres or
>> >> text mode. To do this, apparently I should enter "linux lowres" or
>> >> "linux text" at the "boot prompt".
>> >>
>> >> The fc17 install guide
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> (
>> >> says, "To use boot options, enter linux option at the boot: prompt. To
>> >> access the boot: prompt on a system that displays a graphical boot
>> >> screen, press the Esc key while the graphical boot screen is
>> >> displayed. "
>> >>
>> >> If I hit esc before the "fedora 17 will boot in 10 seconds" screen, or
>> >> while that is visible, I get what seems like a boot prompt - at the
>> >> top of the screen it says "boot:" and I am able to type in "linux
>> >> text". But when I hit enter, it replies "Could not find kernel image:
>> >> linux".
>> >>
>> >> If I hit esc later than that, during the pretty screen with the line
>> >> crawling along the bottom, it just switches from that view to the log
>> >> from starting daemons.
>> >>
>> >> Can someone please tell me how to get into text mode? What did I do
>> >> wrong?
>> >> thanks,

>> >
>> > I think you are telling it to look for "linux text" and there is no such
>> > filename in the user-group. Try typing your user-name, after which it
>> > should
>> > - if I correctly understand the problem -ask you for your password.
>> If that was my problem, wouldn't the error message say something about
>> no such username/password, rather than "Could not find kernel image:
>> linux"? I am booting the dvd, which has no username for me yet.
>> If I let the boot proceed without trying to force it into text mode
>> and wait for the video mode error message, at that point I can hit
>> ctl-alt-f3 and escape into the command line tty. At that point it asks
>> for a username, and if I type in 'root' it logs me in without any
>> password. I suppose I could proceed with the install, or maybe tweak
>> the video setup, at that point, but I don't know what to do.
>> thanks,
>> TDB

> The problem is that you don't have that image; the OS needs that kernel
> image to operate. You may need to re-install, or maybe - I have never tried
> this - get that same file from somewhere on the internet, perhaps one of us.
> I'm not so sure that the second method will work; perhaps we can get someone
> with a lot more knowledge than I have to help.

Something doesn't make sense here, Dave is booting the install disc, I
wouldn't expect there to be any files missing. So far as I can see
from the anaconda documentation "linux text" should work, I can try it
later. What disc is this exactly? Install DVD? Live disc? Anyone know
how the anaconda arguments should work?

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