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Bug 61310 - boot stops at the point right after loading swap
boot stops at the point right after loading swap
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: svgalib (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2002-03-16 23:34 EST by purgatory
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:26 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-20 23:05:13 EST
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Description purgatory 2002-03-16 23:34:35 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
redhat boots up to the point of enabling swap space and stops after that point 
with no keyboard response only way to reboot the system is to hard power off 
and then back on

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if i use a boot floppy the system boots as normal but using lilo it does nothing
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-03-20 23:05:09 EST
Try the following:

Boot with 'init=/bin/bash', then do:

mount -n /proc
mount -o rw,remount /
mount /var  (if you have a separate /var)
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
umount /var (again, if it's separate)
mount -o ro,remount /
umount /proc
/sbin/reboot -f

Does that help?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-25 17:00:12 EST
closed, no response

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