Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23064
RH7 Will not boot on a Gateway 7200 Hangs after "Enabling swap space"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:25 EDT
I have a Gateway 7200 serer that I wan to install RH7 on. The Redhat 7
install finishes with no problem, but when the systems reboots I have a
problem. The systems hangs right after you see "Enabling swap space
[OK]" After that all there is on the next line is a blinking cursor. A
more curious thing is that I can install RH6.0 then upgrade to 7. It will
sucsessfully boot once and detect my second NIC and a USB controller then
if I immeadiately reboot and make NO changes it will show the hanging
behavior as if I had just install RH7.
Solutions I have tried: Starting with "linux nousb". Same behavior.
1 Pentium 2 450mhz Supports 2 but only one installed.
256MB of ram
Adaptec 2890 SCSI adapter.
2 8GB seagate SCSI Harddrives
1 SCSI DAT drive
Built in Intel Etherexpress pro
3com 509c PCI
This isn't really a kernel bug I found that its related to Kudzu. After
checking my /var/log/boot.log I found that my system boots kudzu after swap
file. BTW my boot.log will not update unless I sucsessfully boot. Well I
decided to delete the /etc/sysconfig/hwconf file. I found that my system will
now boot. Any idea why deleting this files allows kudzu to work? I have an
option to tuen on PNP os in my bios I disabled PNP since I know linux wasn't
PNP compatible. If I enable PNP in bios would that allow Kudzu to detect my
hardware correctly? If not is there a way to remove kudzu?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18793 ***