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Old 05-13-2002, 09:23 AM   #1
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Hi all,

i recently installed Red Hat7.2 on a rack mount server box with an unsupported integrated SCSI host adapter, the Adaptec AIC-79xx.
i found third-party drivers for the adapter and they seem to be working, except....the only way I can get the system to boot into the OS is to choose the interactive start-up and choose no for the kudzu service and let everything else load. if I let the start-up run by itself, it will hang at that kudzu service...with a message updating etc/fstab......does anybody have any ideas?? what does this kudzu do and can it be removed or disabled??

Old 05-13-2002, 10:03 AM   #2
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Kudzu is a lil' program that checks to see if you have added or removed any hardware...and tries to automagically configure it for you. If you're not going to be changing your hardware setup, you can safely remove it from your startup scripts. Probably the easiest way would be to run linuxconf and uncheck it from the startup bit. Alternatively, you could go into /etc/rc.d and edit your files manually.
Old 05-13-2002, 01:04 PM   #3
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I know this is gonna sound kinda dumb, but please realize that I'm extremely new to 2 hours new. New question: How do I run linuxconf....i used the konsole and navigated about and never found it.....I'm in the graphical interface I need to log into the shell?? If so, how do I do that??
Help is appreciated
Old 05-13-2002, 02:27 PM   #4
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Very likely it was not installed. RH 7.x doesn't install linuxconf by default, you have to go thru the install individual packages thing and check it. Best to edit the rc.d file as metioned above.

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RH72 dosnt install linuxconf by default. Try ntsysv:
As root type: ntsysv and use your arrow keys to scroll up and down until you see kudzu, highlight it and hit space, the little * should go away, reboot.

Now kudzu should not run when your comp starts.

Or there is another way, in /etc/rc.d/rc3.d (assuming you are starting in runlevel 3) there is a file called S??kudzu change the S to a K: mv /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S??kudzu /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/K??kudzu or .S??kudzu (notice the . in the filename, it will hide the file)

The ?? represents the 2 numbers in the filename.

You can check what runlevel you are in by typing: runlevel

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Old 05-13-2002, 02:46 PM   #6
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It's finally running!!!!!! Thanks to everyone who helped. You have been a great help.


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