Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112870
Freezes before entering runlevel 3
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:41:16 EDT
Description of problem: Boot procedure freezes between setting
parameters for hda and entering runlevel 3
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Frequently on cold boot
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn PC on
2. Wait for OK to setting parameters for hda
3. Boot sequence hangs ...
Actual results: hangs with cursor in lower left corner
Expected results: message saying "Entering runlevel 3"
Additional info: The machine is somewhat functional; Ctrl-Alt-Canc
reboots and the problem does not occur after reboot. Empirically, the
problem seems to occur when booting with kernel-2.4.22-1.2135.nptl
but not with kernel-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl, although it might just be
luck on my part. The machine has both SCSI and IDE disks.
More information on this: SysVInit does not ACTUALLY freeze.
It looks like a freeze because there is no output to the console: if I
wait long enough, I get to the login: prompt (still runlevel 3) and
all daemons have been started, just without the usual OK output.
This is the behavior I am experiencing with kernel-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl
This sounds like a problem with the console= for the kernel
pointing at the wrong device.
Closing out bugs on older, unsupported releases.
Apologies for any lack of response.
Package name is now sysvinit in Fedora.