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Old 09-02-2003, 07:54 AM   #1
hamish
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Angry boot WITHOUT probing


Hey,

I have just installed RH9 and during boot, it hangs at the point "Finding module dependencies".

It just sits there and doesn't do anything, the keyboard doesn't work and I can't enter Interactive.

Is there anyway that I could make it boot without checking these dependencies and then try and fix it in Linux? i can use the rescue disk to get into Shell mode.

It was a clean install, no problems there and I installed the default package.

Can anyone think what the problem is?

regards
hamish
 
Old 09-02-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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boot to the rescue mode from the CD, chroot to /mnt/sysimage
then cd to etc.
mv modules.conf to modules.conf.bak
sync
exit, exit & reboot

see what it complains about & post again
 
Old 09-04-2003, 07:37 AM   #3
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Hey,

thanks a lot man. That is helpful for the future.

I have fixed the problem already, the problem being two USB devices which were plugged in. I Loaded Knoppix and it froze at the "Initialising Periferals" bit so I check them and removed the USBs.

Works fine now, although, I will have to sort out the USB stuff.

Thanks for your help, I will be relying on this forum for the next couple of months until I can get everything sorted.

Thanks again
hamish
 
Old 10-04-2003, 07:13 PM   #4
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Hi Tony,

I have exactly the same problem as described by hamish, i.e., hanging "Finding module dependencies ..". I followed your instrunctions as shown below but the Redhat 9 boot stills hangs at the same point after renaming the modules.conf to modules.conf.bak without showing any error msg. Are there other ways I can try?

Thanks,

- Dhsieh

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Originally posted by tonyp063
boot to the rescue mode from the CD, chroot to /mnt/sysimage
then cd to etc.
mv modules.conf to modules.conf.bak
sync
exit, exit & reboot

see what it complains about & post again
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:08 AM   #5
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Tony P this worked like a charm for me. I now have to setup my USB mouse up PS2 but other than that I can boot! Thanks!
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:33 AM   #6
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Howzit

Boot up with u're linux cd then at the linux boot prompt type noprobe or on the linux menu u will find something similar this will allow u to manually select the hardware u want.

Chow
 
  


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