Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135663
boot init scripts hang (probably: root fs mounted ro)
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:10:36 EST
Description of problem:
it appears the init scripts mount the root fs with ro flag
causing "setting kernel parameters" to hang. and after ctrl-c the run-
level switches to 5 and later the network interface eth0 fails to
load reporting '/var/... read-only' and much later the "system
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.after smooth update from fc2 to fc3t3
3.some init scripts run , but later it hangs ( just after "starting
Read-only is how it's always started on bootup; setting kernel
parameters is normally done with the root FS read only.
More likely it's hanging talking to your hardware clock (the next
thing in the boot sequence.)
Is this the stock test3 kernel or a later one?
it's not the clock ( i guess ) it goes all the way until the "starting
system logger" and then stops/loops for ever ( a very long time, more
than i waited) but when i press the "ctrl-alt-del" it changes
run-level to 6 and it boots.
also... i removed the system logger from the services boot list and
the kernel+os boots smoothly :-)
i'll try to figure out what's really the problem
(( thanks for the quick response ))
i continued to look into it and found out that removing the "rhgb"
from the kernel's boot command makes the boot process run smoothly
while otherwise stuck the boot process just after the "setting kernel
this was the xorg vs rhgb bug. Upgrade both those packages to current, and this
will go away.