Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144333
Install hangs on network intialization due to PCMCIA adapter (Netgear MA-301)
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:14:51 EST
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Description of problem:
This is a fresh installation of FC3 from current ISOs. I am booting
with the default parameters and the boot gets as far as:
Welcome to Fedora Core
Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.
Starting udev: [ OK ]
Initializing hardware... storage
and then it just sits there.
Keyboard is apparently unresponsive. I've waited for up to 10 minutes
in case this was some sort of sendmail/network-interface problem, but
If I remove the pcmcia-adapter physically then the machine boots
I checked to make sure (via a rescue disk) that /etc/udev/udev.conf
contained "udev_log=no" (as it should because this the public final
release of FC3 and so that fix (Bug 137571) went into it a while ago.
Trying the suggested "Ctrl-C" mentioned on other udev bugs doesn't
I also passed in boot parameters of "acpi=off noapci" in an ignorant
frenzy, but obtained the same problem.
This machine was previously running Red Hat 9 (2.4.20-20.9) with the
exact same hardware:
hda: Maxtor 2R015H1 (ATA)
hdb: IBM-DJNA-371350 (ATA)
eth0: LiteOn 82c168 (8139too driver)
eth1: D-Link DFE-538TX (RealTek RTL8139)
pcmcia-adapter: Netgear MA-301 TX
CD-RW: Creative CD-RW 8432
Video: ATI Radeon 7500
I can shove the pcmcia-adapter back in and do some more debugging for
you if that would help with udev development.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert Netgear MA-301 TX adapter
2.Boot from FC3 disks
Actual Results: A freeze hang at the "Starting udev. Initializing
hardware... storage" stage. I take this to mean that storage is
succesfully initialized and that the network is where it's hanging
(makes sense given rest of the information!)
Expected Results: Initialization of the network by udev and a
succesful boot of the kernel
To clarify, the piece of hardware causing the Udev hang is a "PCI
adapter" which means that it plugs into a PCI slot on the motherboard
and provides a PCMCIA slot into which a wireless card can be inserted
(e.g. the Netgear MA401). This previously ran on RH 9 using the
orinoco_plx module and the wireless card itself actually used the
I can see that the install fails at the point where it loads the
Why do you suspect udev? It had passed already!
Starting udev: [ OK ]
Note the "[OK]", which means that it succeeded!
Reassigning to initscripts/kudzu ... maybe it is kernel.
oops, that is definetly kernel.
Sorry Harald, I had the horrible realization this morning that it
couldn't be Udev. Put it down to stupidity and accept my apologies. ;)
Changed title from "Udev ....." to "Install hangs" in order to make
report more meaningful for other's searches in database
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
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field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
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