Each time I login to Fedora 17, no GUI, just a console, I notice this error:

Cannot open font file True

I have followed some tutorial on web to fix this problem, but still cannot. Here some steps that I have done:

  1. Edit /etc/default/grub

    vi /etc/default/grub. After that, change SYSFONT=True to SYSFONT=atarcyrheb-sun16

  2. Edit /etc/sysconfig/i18n. Same, change SYSFONT=True to SYSFONT=atarcyrheb-sun16

  3. Rebuild Grub2 with the command grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

In my boot folder, I don't have a grub2 directory. I must create it first with mkdir /boot/grub2

But no matter how I try, I still meet this frustrating error. When I boot to recovering mode, I see a failed operation : failed to mount /media/sda8. Does it matter to my error?

  • As I see the same "missing font" (is True a flag to use some default?), the mounting problem seems to be unrelated. See Redhat/Fedora Bug 799401
    – fheub
    Oct 24, 2012 at 6:51

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I fixed it by setting the font with:


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