Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111179
The system hang after the finish the installation and reboot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
The installation works perfectly, but when reboot after complete the
installation, the system hang. I am in a HP Pavilion
I read that the CD-DVD Sony combo driver : crx820e has problems.
on red hat 9 the systems crash in this same part, but i cancel de
interactive mode and skip the hardware detection, but i don't make
work the CD correctly. But in Fedor Core, i dont' stop the hardware
detect and i don't enter in interactive mode. The ze5300 hp laptop
crash on red hat 9 with de firewire and the pcmcia; but with fedora
core and, fedora test1 this work fine, except the dvd-cdwr combo
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install fedora core 1
3.hang in start process, i dont can't see any more
I need a better idea of where the hang is occurring. What is the last
thing that you can see on the screen?
I have been experiencing the same problem on my system. In fact,
this problem doesn't seem unique to Fedora Core 1. I have had the
same problem in Mandrake 9.2 and Xandros Desktop 2. Everything
discussed here concerns Fedora Core 1 (not a test release).
First time after rebooting, my screen goes blank after the first
status message comes up (ending with [ OK ]). I waited 15 minutes
and then forced another reboot. The second reboot goes further up
until "Enabling Swap Space". At this point it just hangs (I waited
30 minutes and it was unable to get past this message - no graphical
desktop was ever loaded.
Looking at /var/log/boot.log, I noticed the following:
first boot: failed to a open connection to a session manager, so
window positions will not be saved: SESSION_MANAGER environment
variable not defined.
My hardware is pretty standard. I am running the following:
Pentium IV 1.8 GHz CPU
ATI Rage All-in-Wonder 128 4x AGP TMDS
Sony CD-RW CRX215E1
Advansys SCSI Host Adapter (no devices connected)
Western Digital ATA/100 80 GB drive (WDC WD800JB-00CRA1)
I have the machine setup as dual boot with Windows XP using 73 GB and
Fedora Core 1 using 7 GB. Boot partition is 100 MB, swap is 1 GB
and "/" is mounted on a 5.9 GB partition.
Previously, I thought the problem might be with my swap space, since
when I boot into linux using the boot disk using "linux
init=/bin/bash rw", the system couldn't write to the swap partition
(evident when I tried to edit some of the config files). I
repartitioned my hard drive putting the swap partition before the
root ("/") and re-installed Fedora Core 1 but the result was the same.
I noticed that my drive has 5 partitions and when using Disk Druid,
the last (5th) partition shows up as an extended partition and is
marked as (Win95) and the directly below this (sharing the same
address space) is the ext3 root partition.
This seems like a fairly serious error and it would be great to see
this bug squashed. Let me know what additional information you might
Ken: The firstboot warning message is nothing to be concerned about.
Metacity is looking for a desktop session manager and it isn't finding
one because no desktop is running. That should not affect the
behavior at all.
The rest of the issues seem to be kernel related.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/