Bug 64635 - Reboot after 7.3 install hangs after 'Enabling Swap Space'
Reboot after 7.3 install hangs after 'Enabling Swap Space'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-05-08 17:47 EDT by oks6
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:27 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: FC4
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 15:54:53 EDT
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Description oks6 2002-05-08 17:47:06 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: 
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.0.0-10) 
Description of problem: 
After installing 7.3, the system hung after the 'Enabling Swap 
Space : ON' message 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
How reproducible: 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. Install 7.3 
2. Reboot 
Additional info: 
The system contains a Conner IDE tape drive. The hang occurred 
in the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit script. The section of the script 
responsible is 
# Turn off DMA on CD-ROMs. It more often than not causes 
 if [ -e /proc/ide ]; then 
   for N in `grep -v ide-disk /proc/ide/*/*/driver 2>/dev/null 
| awk -F / '{ print $5 }'`; do 
    hdparm -q -d0 /dev/$N >/dev/null 2>&1 
Running the grep|awk command prints 'hdc'. 
The fix is to enter 'linux rescue' mode and comment out the 
above lines and then rebooting.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 15:54:53 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

These lines no longer exist on FC4, which should solve the issue.

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