I have a bunch of motherboards with an on-board eepro100. Often, these
system hangs at boot durring the "initialize eth0". I have waited as long
as an hour and it never gets past that point.
If you boot with "linux single", and run:
It hangs as well. This happens more frequently on a warm boot then a cold
boot, but that might only be because it gets warm booted more often then
I have upgraded the system to kernel v2.2.14-12, same problem.
i have the same problem, i have a compaq m/c
i found the following work arounds that sometimes work:
1. change the HDD timing in BIOS to PIO mode 4 and disable DMA for the bus
2. in case you have a UDMA/66 capable HDD, edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit file
in the FIRST line put the following line:
/sbin/hdparm -X66 -d1 -c1 -m16 -k1 -u1 /dev/hda
THIS IS DANGEROUS!!! make sure these work for you and read hdparm(8)
HJ figured this one out. You shouldnt see a problem with the 2.2.16 kernel in
me know (ie reopen) if you do