Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113556
booting a machine with external disk pack hangs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a dell poweredge machine connected to external Dell disk pack.
I have set the timeout as 0 in the grub.conf.
But whenever I reboot the machine it asks for "press any key to
continute" ( even though I have set the timeout as 0 ). And if I dont
press any key, the system gets hung for around 10 minutes and then after
10 minutes it starts showing the next messages and then everything
goes fine. But I dont face this problem on other set of machines
which have similar setup ( both connected to external Dell disk pack)
What can be the problem?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot a machine with RHEL 3.0 installed on it. (smp kernel)
2. dont press any key when it asks for, while booting the machine
Actual Results: machine gets hung
Expected Results: normal boot operation
timeout of zero is infinite, not no timeout.