Fresh install stops at hotplug start
Hi all, new Slackware user here (and all-around Linux nub)
I've just performed a full install (Slackware 11) to a Dell Latitude D610 Laptop. All went smoothly until the first reboot. The system boots to:
"Detecting hardware: /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug start"
and then just sits there, no command prompt.
Any suggestions for what to do at this point? I have the distro on DVD and can reinstall just as easily as troubleshoot if that is the recommendation.
As a bit of background, this system is intended as a dual-boot XP/Slackware system, though I have managed to toast my XP installation somehow while messing around with SLAX HD install... another storey for another day.
Any help would be appreciated (I did look for similar posts, though not exhaustively)