Originally Posted by vendtagain
Ive got a dell inspiron 2500 set up to boot crux from the HD-ata.
in the boot sequence:
CRUX 2.5 - http://crux.nu/
*Mounting /proc, /sys.
*Populating /dev via mdev... OK
*Registering mdev as hotplug agent...OK
*Loading modules...IDE, SATA, SCSI_
it gets here and then hangs....
1. Is this a new problem on a system that has worked until now, or is it a new Linux install and this is the first test?
2. Is a Dell Inspiron 2500 a desktop or laptop?
3. Does the machine have any SCSI devices?
4. Have you tried adding "noapic" to the relevant kernel boot line in /boot/grub/grub.conf? (This can be done from a live CD so you don't actually have to boot from the HDD to gain access to the configuration file.)