Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188162
Boot process frequently freezes/locks system at the udev step
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:26:26 EST
Description of problem:
When booting FC5 on Sony Vaio PCG-Z505R, the boot process frequently locks at
the udev step. The computer must be physically powered off and then on again to
re-attempt a boot. The boot process *sometimes* succeeds. In a test sequence of
10 boots in succession, the success rate was 4 out of 10. On 4 occasions the
system booted. On 6 occasions, the system froze completely.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
- and -
Approximately 60% of the time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC5 on Sony Vaio PCG-Z505R
3. System locks on udev booting
System locked / unusable.
Boot process to complete with success
Have applied the suggested fix in Bug #186164 (pcmciautils-012-0.FC5.2.i386.rpm)
with no improvement in result.
have you looked at bug 186164 ??
Update as written in:
Yes, I have reviewed Bug #186164 and have applied the suggested fix in post#18
of that bug: pcmciautils-012-0.FC5.2.i386.rpm with no improvement in result.
reassigning to component kernel, maybe these guys can help.
After booting many more times, the percentage of failed boots is closer to 80%.
Upgrade to kernel-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 yields same result. No improvement seen.
Upgrade to kernel 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5 fixes issue.