Just installed according (at least I think) to the beginner guide.
Installed grub, gnome, and gdm. (as root)
rebooted, hangs after the fsck bit where it says something like /dev/sda4: clean, 112977/9296096 files, 185427/21217024 blocks
I just get the blinking cursor. I left it there long enough to take a nap and nothing else came up.
I had previously rebooted (before installing xorg-server stuff + ati open source driver + gnome + gdm) and it worked fine.
Doesn't seem to be anyone else that has had this exact problem.
Anything I can try other than nuke an re-install?
Is there an easy way to use the installation media to edit config files and stuff? As of now, I have no way to post any of that.
Well, booting into my installation media, chroot'ing to the disk installation and removing gdm now has me able to boot completely into the system. Once I have my system a bit more set up, I'll try to get gdm working and see if anything nasty happens again.
I think is this is the same problem
Perhaps, but I wasn't getting nearly that far in the boot process.
remove the "quiet" option from the boot parameters (grub.cfg) to see more output
try using other than GDM, I recommend LXDM
Don't forget to mark as [SOLVED].