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    My Fedora server won't boot

    I've got a Fedora server thats running my helpdesk and Moodle. It gets to a certain point in the boot up, then ...... nothing. The hard drive spins a bit, but the screen is saying that there is no signal being received, and the computer isn't up. When I press the button to shutdown, the screen comes alive, and tells me all the stuff thats it's shutting down.

    Has anyone got a clue whats happening? I don't want to rebuild this machine if I can help it

    Is there a way of booting that I don't know, that gives me command line instead of the gui?

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    Re: My Fedora server won't boot

    Is SSHd running? You might be able to login remotely with Putty?

    Failing that start the machine in single user mode?

    It sounds like X is misconfigured, in paticular the graphics card or monitor settings. Have you changed any of the hardware recently?

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    Re: My Fedora server won't boot

    That is what I thought too, which is why I wanted to logon without the gui. That was my 1 and only linux box, so I can't logon remotely, and I assume that the box isn't contactable anyway. I did change the monitor, when I moved it to a new location. Thats when it stopped working. I put the old monitor back on it, but it still wouldn't boot.

    If I can get in on command line, that would eliminate the problem, if it is X, I just don't know how on Fedora!

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    Re: My Fedora server won't boot

    If it's networked, can you ping it from another machine? If so, you can access it from a Windows box using PuTTY (Windows software) as mentioned by Geoff.

    EDIT: Perhaps the new monitor doesn't support the required resolution/refresh rates as used by the previous one - thus not showing anything on startup and only the text on shutdown/reboot.

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    Re: My Fedora server won't boot

    Na, it doesn't get far enough to start the nic!

    And it's back on the original monitor

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    Re: My Fedora server won't boot

    @SK: Using the original monitor, can you start up in single user mode as recommended by Geoff?

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    Re: My Fedora server won't boot

    If single user mode doesn't work. Boot it off a LiveCD.

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    Re: My Fedora server won't boot

    You have used the Ctrl-Alt-F# combinations to see if you can get to the console?

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