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how can i get my os to run when im stuck in a pre boot terminal??

asked 2013-02-15 11:14:07 -0500

Garbanzo gravatar image

updated 2013-08-02 03:02:33 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I recently upgraded my previous Fedora 17 to Fedora 17 KDE and I installed fedorautils on both OS's. When i started doing upgrades with fedorautils i started getting stuck at a black terminal screen saying this:

... sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Asking for cache data failed ... sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through

When i press alt+f4 it loads me to a command prompt terminal where i can log in as root. when i get to that screen it says on the top left corner; Fedora release 17 (Beefy miracle) Kernel 3.7.23-101.fc17.i686 on an i686 (tty4)

i want to know what commands to use under root to boot me to the os?

I don't know what to do and i need to get back on, its my only computer currently. Please help!!

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The sdb thing is normal and not connected to fedorautils. What exactly is the problem? You might want to include more details and just ask a question instead of stating an assumption

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2013-02-15 11:35:14 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-15 12:27:16 -0500

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The Asking for cache data failed warning usually occurs with devices such as USB flash drives, USB card readers, etc. which present themselves as SCSI devices to the system (sdX), but have no cache.

The system asks the device for cache and gets no response. So it assumes there is no cache and puts it in "write-through" mode.

someone reported this bug on bugzilla 769747 and the workaround as given in comment #14 of this bug is to remove usb modules

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