[CentOS] new install hang after "setting hostname"

Mon Feb 13 18:11:51 UTC 2006
Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com>


I have a new install. software RAID-1. everything installed normal (2 - 
40 GIG IDE drives)
After install, reboot and the box starts the graphic boot,
then hangs on "setting hostname". After a few minutes it drops out of
graphic install and the last thing on the screen is "Checking root 
It then sets there FOREVER.

Any ideas? I have already re-installed from scatch and get the exact 
same thing.