Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 533814
Slow boot, hangup at "Starting udev"
Last modified: 2009-12-07 08:44:36 EST
Created attachment 368190 [details]
Description of problem:
Fedora boots very slowly. Hangs when "Starting udev" for approximately 30 seconds. No RPMs had been installed before booting, and this was not the first boot. I've never experienced similar problems with any previous Fedora release.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
can you attach /var/log/messages and /var/log/dmesg from the last boot only?
Do you have the floppy enabled in your BIOS and no real floppy installed?
Yes, the floppy was the reason. Disabling it gave me a boot time of 24 seconds (according to bootchart). So this one can be closed.
P.S How did you guess without dmesg output?)
similar bug reports and the hanging blkid process, (which seems to try to access the floppy through BIOS routines :)
*** Bug 540650 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***