Originally Posted by kbp
Sounds like you have iscsi enabled and it's prompting for a password to log in to the storage .. are you using shared storage? .. maybe the password has been changed?
1) I should have mentioned this is fedora 3.7.3-101.fc16.i686
2) I must confess I know nothing about iscsi or shared anything
3) If you know how to do so - can you tell me how to disable iscsi - if that makes sense - It's just me and my desktop system
4) Maybe this latest kernel brought with it some default behaviour?
The peculiar thing is that sometimes it boots ok and sometimes it doesn't. It seems like there may be some correlation with whether I touch the keyboard or mouse during the boot? - but coincidences can look like magic to those of us who are in the dark. When it does this thing I can get it to start by re booting to level 1 and then init 5.
Finally - this is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E4500@2.20GHz x 2