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Old 10-21-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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rc.hotplug start hangs


Hello gurus,

I am a newbie on slackware.

i installed slackware 11 on my system with asus p5rd1-v motherboard P4 3.2GHz processor with a sata disk on a raid controller.
There is also an internal cardreader connected to the motherboard.

I installed everything from the DVD.

The first time, everything started smoothly from disk, also KDE started.

But after that, everytime i start the system, it goes to rc.hotplug start and keeps there forever.

How can i switch off rc.hotplug ?
can i do this from the boot prompt ?

Thanks!
 
Old 10-21-2006, 01:40 PM   #2
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As root this aught to switch it off;

$ chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug
 
Old 10-21-2006, 01:43 PM   #3
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how ?

because i cannot boot.....

thanks again!
 
Old 10-21-2006, 01:46 PM   #4
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Ah. you might be able to bring up another terminal? Do that via Ctrl+Alt+F2. If this doesn't work you may want to resort to booting from the DVD & then doing the line I gave above.

Edit: I'm not even sure if turning off hotplug is a good idea. Could someone else advise on this point? I'm not sure if it'd affect any USB things (mouse) you may have connected.

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Old 10-21-2006, 02:48 PM   #5
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How long is forever? rc.hotplug need a lot of time to do its thing.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 03:53 PM   #6
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i tried several times and once waited for an hour.....
 
Old 10-21-2006, 04:50 PM   #7
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try booting up with the installation disk then

mkdir /repair
mount /dev/* /repair (where * is your / partition)
chroot /repair
chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug

If slackware 11 is run with a 2.6 kernel I do not think rc.hotplug is even started
 
Old 10-22-2006, 06:02 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Marmmalade
Edit: I'm not even sure if turning off hotplug is a good idea. Could someone else advise on this point? I'm not sure if it'd affect any USB things (mouse) you may have connected.
If you are using Slackware 11.0 + a 2.6 kernel, you don't need hotplug - udev takes over its role.

If you are using a 2.4 kernel, then you will need hotplug if you plan on hotplugging devices.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 07:09 AM   #9
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It's also possible to temporarily bypass hotplug by entering 'Linux nohotplug' at the lilo prompt. Thus, no need to boot from CD or DVD just because hotplug hangs.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 02:45 PM   #10
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Hi

You might have problems with hardware and the Kernel compiled as it comes, my recomendation, boot with the installation dvd, Then when it asks you about which kernel do you want to use type
Code:
"kernel.installed" root=/dev/sda"X" noinitrd
where "kernel.installed" = bare.i, huge26.s, scsi.i, etc and "X" your root partition.

You would be able to run linux and then remove chmod from boot stage.
Code:
chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug
Hope it works for you. Let us know

Mario
 
Old 10-22-2006, 02:55 PM   #11
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could he not just boot into single user mode ( runlevel 1) and fix it from there? Sorry only know how to do this with ppc machines ,but that would make the most sense and would be the easest way i can think of
 
  


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