Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109271
Boot hangs during hardware detection
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:40:09 EDT
Description of problem:
Installation is not a problem. When FC 1 boots, the boot process is
fine until it hits kudzu's "Checking for new hardware" message and
then freezes hard. It freezes during graphical boot and console boot.
The keyboard fails to respond. During graphical boot, the mouse fails
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedore Core 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot FC 1
2. Wait for hang at "Checking for new hardware"
Successful boot, similar to past RH releases.
Computer is a P4 with Intel motherboard, 256 MB RAM, Nvidia TNT2 video
card, Linksys Wireless PCI card and Es1371 SoundBlaster PCI card. I
will gladly provide more information if asked to.
Do you have firewire?
No, no firewire. The only uncommon thing about the motherboard is
SATA support, but RH9 didn't seem to have a problem with it.
02:06.0 Unknown mass storage controller: CMD Technology Inc Silicon
Image SiI 3112 SATARaid Controller (rev 01)
I bypassed kudzu by booting single and FC1 seems to run perfectly
fine, by the way. I haven't hooked any SATA drives up though.
Does it hang if you run it post-boot?
No, it doesn't, and it actually doesn't hang during boot anymore.
I rebooted after changing to runlevel 3 and ran kudzu, and the only
strange thing was that it kept claiming my wireless PCI card was
missing and then offering to configure my newly found wireless PCI
card. This may be because I configured it in redhat-config-network at
first, not kudzu. I rebooted again after putting the network device
files in order and it settled down about that as well, and now
functions properly. I then set it to run during boot and it didn't
give me any problems. I'm baffled. I didn't change the hardware at all
Hm, ok. Please reopen if it comes back.