Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27771
Random Seed Crashes During Boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:29 EDT
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Boot up hangs while mounting other file systems. Ctrl-Alt-Del starts the
shutdown, but then hangs on closing down the random seed. If I use
interactive startup and do not load everything from random seed to inet,
the computer will boot. Otherwise, it will hang permanently.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from 6.0 to 7
2. Boot up
3. Watch the screen for hours and hours
Actual Results: The computer hangs
Expected Results: The computer should boot up normally
I'm running red hat 7 on an acer altos 600 server, with 2 scsi drives and
dual pentium xeon processors.
I upgraded mainly because our server was infected with the ramen worm, and
it seemed the easiest way to upgrade everything at the same time.
p.s. red hat 7 pissed me off when it overwrote all my conf files. and
moved the apache document root. but hey. =)
Are you running syslogd?
yes, it is in the boot-up sequence. from what i remember i have to disable it
to get the server to boot.
See bug 23482
The correct component for this bug is initscripts, of which minilogd is a part.
The fix for this particuar problem is already in rawhide, but running a system
without syslog is a BAD IDEA.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23482 ***
When will this be FIXED??? I am sitting with a Linux box that does not work
properly, and i can do nothing about it. I am told repeatedly that I should not
run Linux without syslog, but I CANT RUN LINUX WITH IT. This is my webserver. I
cannot operate a web design business without a webserver. Whether the fix is in
rawhide or not is not the issue. When will I be able to use the operating
system I payed for???
Who were the psychopaths responsible for Red Hat 7?
Excuse my anger, but how can i possibly be satisfied with a machine that has to
have half it's services disabled to boot up?
It is fixed. Your statement about the fix being in rawhide is inaccurate. If
you wish technical support, then you should be talking to technical support.
This is our bug tracking system, not technical support, and here we fix the
bugs, commit the fixes to our tree (rawhide, which is available any time you
wish to download it from our public ftp servers), and then close the bug. What
you are asking for in the way of service is what the technical support people
do. Please contact the tech support department of Red Hat to use your 30 days
of install support that came with your Red Hat Linux purchase and they will help
you through all of this and get you what you need, or you can download the fixed
initscripts from the rawhide ftp tree and install it yourself and be done with
Added Bill to the Cc: list so he will see any future updates to this report.