[CentOS] new install hang after "setting hostname"

Mon Feb 13 18:16:46 UTC 2006
Dave K <davek08054 at gmail.com>

On 2/13/06, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
> 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
> filesystem".
> It then sets there FOREVER.
> Any ideas? I have already re-installed from scatch and get the exact
> same thing.

Have you checked all of the virtual consoles for any interesting error messages?

Also, #2 (or is it #3) is usually a shell prompt from which you can
perhaps see what is running.

Dave K
Unix Systems & Network Administrator
Mount Laurel NJ