Bug 1028705

Summary: Computer hangs up during the boot process
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: dlelliott99
Component: extlinux-bootloaderAssignee: Dennis Gilmore <dennis>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: unspecified    
Version: 19CC: brentrbrian, dennis, jhhaynes, jones.peter.busi
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Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 14:09:58 EST Type: Bug
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Description Flags
Photo of log screen when hung
/var/log/messages file
/var/log/messages of cold start, ctrl-alt-del and warm restart none

Description dlelliott99 2013-11-09 14:31:20 EST
Description of problem:During the boot process, everything goes fine until just after the:  started sendmail mail transport client.
Everything then stops cold. The next commands that appear about 10-30 seconds later are:
[Failed] Failed to start GNOME Display manager
See: systemctl status gdm.service for details

I have four desktops and one notebook that are now inoperable. Fortunately, I still have one desktop that I have not yet updated and will not.

The updates were all installed Nov. 9, 2013 during the late morning.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:Very!!

Steps to Reproduce:This happened during the boot process. No steps needed.

Actual results:Boot up was hung up permanently

Expected results:Boot up would continue as usual.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Brent R Brian 2013-11-09 16:48:45 EST
Created attachment 821986 [details]
Photo of log screen when hung

This is what it looks like with "hung" during "cold boot".
Comment 2 Brent R Brian 2013-11-09 16:50:39 EST
Created attachment 821987 [details]
/var/log/messages file

4 boots

1 cold (hung) followed by 1 warm (OK)

later, another, the same way

1 cold (hung) followed by 1 warm (OK)
Comment 3 Brent R Brian 2013-11-09 17:05:42 EST
For some reason I feel like this is related to 


Boot the machine COLD, it hangs.

When it hangs, CTRL-ALT-DEL and the warm boot succeeds.

message log and photo enclosed
Comment 4 Jim Haynes 2014-06-09 20:29:47 EDT
Created attachment 906679 [details]
/var/log/messages of cold start, ctrl-alt-del and warm restart
Comment 5 Jim Haynes 2014-06-09 20:33:12 EDT
Well I can't seem to put in a comment and then add an attachment, but I'm
having a similar problem intermittently on a Del Optiplex SX280 and some
other machines.  Cold start, it progresses to where the balloon with "f" is
display, and no further - display manager apparently does not start.
ctrl-alt-F2 does not get a terminal.  Esc doesn't change anything.
ctrl-alt-del reboots and it comes up in working condition.  the attached
/var/log/messages comes from this activity.
Comment 6 Brent R Brian 2014-07-07 09:01:40 EDT
look also at bug 1073128, deleve of /var/log/journal contents resolved problem.
Comment 7 Jim Haynes 2014-07-11 11:57:43 EDT
I can confirm that bug 1073128 covers the problem I am having.
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