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Re: Boot hangs on modprobe errors



On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 11:51 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 19:34 +0100, Laura Speck wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I have a fresh install of Fedora 9 on a Dell poweredge 2650. Install
> > went fine, no errors or warnings. Rebooted it, and it hangs after:
> > 
> > serial 00:06: unable to assign  resources
> > Red Hat nash version 6.0.52 starting
> > INFO: task modprobe:<number here that I cannot remember> blocked for
> > more than 120 seconds
> > "echo 0> /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
> > INFO: task scsi_scan_0:449 blocked for more than 120 seconds
> > "echo 0> /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs" disables this message.
> > 
> > We used 32bit fedora 9 to install onto a 3 dish scsi raid5. I am not
> > sure if this machine is 32bit or 64bit, but I figured 32bit fedora
> > should work on both?
> > 
> > Rebooted again, and now it's not doing anything. It gave the error
> > about the serial, then started nash up, but now nothing. And it's been
> > a half hour.
> > 
> > I am completely clueless right about now and any help would be greatly
> > appreciated, even a point in the right direction :)
> ----
> I have CentOS 5 (previously 4) running on a PE 2650 which came with a
> PERC 3/Di RAID adaptor (Adaptec actually) and it clearly is a 32 bit
> system so I would think that you installed the right version.
> 
> Obviously the installer ran and that tells you that the 32 bit OS works.
> 
> I would suspect that have a grub issue with the install (i.e. - not
> installing grub on /dev/sda)
> 
> Suggest that you do...
> 
> boot installation disk again
> enter 'linux rescue' at boot
> have it locate the installation for you and get to a command prompt
> type 'chroot /mnt/sysimage'
> type 'grub-install /dev/sda'
> type 'exit'
> type 'exit'
> remove the installation CD and reboot
----
come to think of it...did you add hard drives to the system after the
installation that is confusing things?

Craig


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