I am learning linux, since I'm unemployed and have little better to do. I chose Slackware 14 after a few distros, and I like it - it's a bastard just like me!
I used the standard menu installation, all packages, and I had to modify the lilo.conf and fstab, since I'm mixing my PATA and SATA drives out of sheer stubbornness. I'm ctrl-alt-deleting from the main console (not in X), and the reboot locks up after stdout message " 0 logical volume(s) in volume group "vol_grp1" now active".
I added "set -x" to the /etc/rc.d/rc.6 script so I could get some more detail, and I see it's locking up on line 247:
/sbin/vgchange -an --ignorelockingfailure
I looked at the options for vgchange, and it included --noudevsync, which made me wonder if udevd had been shut down already. At line 171 it was:
sh /etc/rc.d/rc.udev force-stop
So I added "--noudevsync" to the vgchange arguments, since udevd was off anyway, and it fixed the reboot problem - no more hang.
Being a newb, (first post), I didn't want to log this anywhere else.
FYI, for any fixers.
Slackware 14 64, kernel 3.2.29 with SMP on AMD.
rc.6 version: 2.47 Sat Jan 13 13:37:26 PST 2001
author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, Patrick J. Volkerding.
May be the fact that I haven't mounted any of the LVMs yet, but I was trying to just get a full boot/reboot cycle to work before I added anything beyond a boot drive.