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Old 08-14-2004, 08:55 AM   #1
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after Enabling swap space Fedora hangs on boot


While there are hints this is the video, I do not agree as this system has been working for some time.

Enabling swap space [OK]

After the above message on startup the system just hangs!

The system is a Dell Demension XPS500 running Fedora 2.

Is there a chance something else is wrong with swap or otherwise?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 11:03 AM   #2
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fedora core 2 hangs on booting (swap?)

hi all,
i have exactly the same problem: i have installed FC2 on
my shiny new machine and after a very clean installation,
it hangs dead when booting, right after the

Enabling Swap Space: [OK]

ideas??? solutions????
 
Old 09-03-2004, 11:15 AM   #3
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i dunno FC2 but i think you should look in the /etc/rc.d/rc.S file to see what's the next line after
something like '' swapon -a '' ( after that it hangs........)

egag
 
Old 09-03-2004, 11:35 AM   #4
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but it hangs and get blocked before finishing the booting
process... so how can i check the computer file system in
this case??

i have discovered that the autopartition utility fix the swap
memory to 1G.. but on the end it uses a strange "maximum
swap partition" (or alike), which is fixed to 2G. so i have
reinstalled FC but now lowering a bit this number to see
what´s up.. tell you then
 
Old 09-03-2004, 11:52 AM   #5
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well... i think you gotto boot-up with a floppy or your install-cd if possible....
maybe FC2 has a rescue-mode or somthing like that....( you should be able to get to a CLI and mount your HD )
anyway, what i wrote before is just to
find a clue of what's wrong, ( the next line after 'swapon -a ' orso ).

egag
 
Old 09-20-2004, 11:24 AM   #6
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I Have the same problem .... i tried with Fedora, and now im using RH8!!!
In Redhat 8 i log in but then it freezes totaly!In Fedora it hangs on Enabling Swap, and it doesnt say ok neither failed!
 
Old 09-20-2004, 03:43 PM   #7
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hi,
( for the fedora-prob. )
Think you can use a live-cd ( i've got the " Slax " version ). It boots from cd
and doesn't use a HD. The partitions are just mounted ro in the /mnt dir.
To make any changes on them, you should remount them r/w

egag
 
Old 09-30-2004, 12:14 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by egag
i dunno FC2 but i think you should look in the /etc/rc.d/rc.S file to see what's the next line after
something like '' swapon -a '' ( after that it hangs........)

egag
Hi,

I have FC2 kernels, 1.358 and 1.521. 1.358 boots fine, however I'm having the same problem with 1.521. I added in echo statements all around rc.sysinit, and found out that it executes to completion, and then the system hangs.
Does anyone know what happens next?

Thanks
 
Old 10-04-2004, 08:52 AM   #9
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I have the same problem about 30% of the time!

in boot time after seeing "Enabling swap space [ok]", the system hangs. I also notice this happens more frequently when I boot without being plugged into power, or have new devices connected. Seems there is a bug in 521 kernel boot area. Anybody?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 08:56 AM   #10
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jazzquezz,

did u try lowering swap? what's your new size? does it make any difference? My swap is set to 2G, which equals my physical memory size.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:34 PM   #11
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I have a similar problem. FC2 boots ok, but the swap partition seems to be gone. Then, all things start slowing down and I see the main parition filling up un-used space.

I figured I needed to fix the partition, but so far haven't been able to.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 08:27 AM   #12
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I dumped Fedora and went w/ Suse

After almost 3 weeks struggle w/ Fedora w/ numerous problems (missinng components in the distro, system locking up, booting problem, performance, ...), I finally reached the conclusion like many, Fedora is just a way RH wants other people test the ground for them, support is their last priority. My personal experience w/ Suse couldn't be happier, just one night's install and configure, I got everything running smoothly. Performance is also much better. On a scale of 10, I give Suse an 8, and Fedora, a 2.

Bye bye Fedora, I'm not coming back.
 
  


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