I (by mistake) updated to a new kernel from the rawhide respository which I enabled before for some gnome shell extensions that I needed to try, and by mistake, didn't know that the kernel update was from rawhide. the kernel updated successfully to 3.1.1 rc0 fc17 (seems like I forgot a number in this kernel version).
after the update finished, it asked for a reboot, so I rebooted, but since then after choosing what kernel to load, the bubble icon appears and gets filled with white until it is completely filled and the fedora "F" bubble icon appears, then the system stops at his point and gets no further.
even the older kernels reach the same point and stops.
I pressed "down" or escape or anything during the OS loading and saw the messages during boot, I can't see any red lines. all of the lines indicate that everything is okay, starting services and applications and ending with started "name of the service"
so what's going on ?
I also removed the newest rawhide kernel by rpm -q and rpm -e and still the older kernel 2.x.38 rc1 fc15 can't boot normally like before. gets to the same stage and stops.
I can get to the terminal but I keep pressing ctrl+alt+f2 alot, am I supposed to do this only in the text mode?
also, the system is dual booted with windows 7. after this update the grub changed to defaulting fedora kernels, although I had it to default windows 7 if it times out
graphics card is a 5 year old intel graphics card, so I think no problems with graphics card drivers or so with the kernel