|Summary:||RH 7.0 Hangs on boot just after installation|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Need Real Name <intrepid80>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-06-05 23:22:36 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Need Real Name 2001-01-21 13:22:24 UTC
After the message that goes something like "Turning on user and group quotas etc etc etc: [OK]" the system hangs. At first my system was hanging randomly either after that message or after "Enabling swap space". I found another bug report on this site regarding the latter and made the changes instructed to the rc.sysinit file (commenting out lines 583-585 regarding agpgart). This did not fix the problem. It now always hangs on the first message i mentioned however. I edited rc.sysinit by adding in lines like echo "1", echo "2", etc interleaving the lines in the script to form a trace and found that it is hanging in the section commented "Cleaning up utmp/wtmp". More specifically on the line that says "touch /var/log/wtmp". I tried removing this line and rebooting and it just hung on the next line. I tried commenting out the entire section and it still hung. This does not appear to be a duplicate of the agpgart bug. I am running on a Toshiba SatellitePro 4270ZDVD (exactly the same as at www.toshiba.ca under SatellitePro 4260 except with a Celeron 500 CPU and a 15" screen instead of 14.1"). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Comment 1 David Tonhofer 2001-01-22 18:13:16 UTC
Probably of not much help but I had a similar problem of random hangups during boot in 6.2 (at a later stage, though, while starting the services. It would just say 'Starting syslogd...' and then -- nothing). Eventually I got so fed up that I replaced the motherboard and...the thing ran smoothly after that.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-01-23 04:42:44 UTC
I have figured out what the problem is. It seems that on the Toshiba SatellitePro 4270ZDVD Laptop computer the sound module hangs the system when loaded. I removed the sound line from the modules.conf file and everything works. As for WHY it hangs the system I have no idea. for anyone debugging the sound module (if there needs to be debugging done in the code)... the specs can be found at http://www.toshiba.ca/ISG/html/body_pr- feb_17_00.html or elsewhere on www.toshiba.ca