[CentOS] system hangs on boot

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at suespammers.org
Tue Mar 28 22:08:11 UTC 2006

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On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 01:22:10PM -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 08:47 -0800, Fong Vang wrote:
> > I have a couple of systems here that are refusing to boot after the
> > installation of CentOS 4.3 when done through Kickstart.  They boot
> > fine when installed from CD.  The boot hangs after grub loads the
> > kernel and initrd.  The cursor is still flashing. The strange thing is
> > that the same drive containing the OS installation boots fine when
> > moved to a slightly older system (older system uses Nacona CPU.  New
> > system uses Irwindale CPU.  Both use the same motherboard).
> > 
> > Any idea how to troubleshoot it at this point?  I've tried disabling
> > USB, APIC, etc. without much luck.
> > 
> > Thanks for any help.
> That is very strange.  One thing to look at the BIOS of the motherboard.

One thing I noticed today is that if you are booting 4.3 with LVM partitions,
it will take some time to handle them right at the start (right after
the "RedHat nash" message. In a new machine I installed today, it could
take as long as 2 minutes (in one of the reboots).


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