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Re: Never-ending boot progress

Tim Clarke wrote, On 02/10/2009 08:55 AM:
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From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Tim Clarke
I've just put missing /etc/inittab and /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit files into
place - no difference.

Then I've amended grub as you suggested: last line is "Switching to new root and running init" Looks like this is the same clue as above ;-) The
init sequence is non-existent!

Tim Clarke

Dang - anyone have any idea how to repair this, please?

Tim Clarke

Original message:
Tim Clarke wrote, On 02/09/2009 11:31 AM:
Hi - can anyone help with an install issue pls?

On reboot after (several repeated!) seemingly good installs I just get
the progress bar at the bottom of the screen that slowly becomes fully
white. On pressing ESC i get four lines saying
	reading logical volumes
	found vol0...
	found vol1...
	2 volumes in group vol0 now active
but no disk activity! I've left it overnight but its just hung there.
Any additional diagnosis steps I can perform here?

Tim Clarke

So I take it that the summary of the problem is:
'I do an install and when I reboot the system it just keeps rebooting, because the _install_failed_ to install all the stuff init needs to get going.'

[A standard Red Hat\Fedora fault, since RH6, when anaconda blows a fuse.]

Suggestion 1, see if the anaconda log[1] shows anything interesting.

Suggestion 2, see if there are any anaconda bugs that look similar in the bugzilla. Suggestion 2.5, if the anaconda log[1] shows any failures or other interesting things, and there are no similar open bugs, consider opening a BZ Bug against anaconda and inserting the log in the Bug, or if there is a similar one add your comments and log to it.

Suggestion 3, somewhere in this thread you mentioned 'a failure to load agpgart', so I suggest trying to install in text mode, and change to X mode after install.

[1] IIRC /root/anaconda.log or /var/log/anaconda.[something] of the installed system, or /var/log/[something, I think messages] of the install system while installing.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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