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hueofwind 11-09-2005 11:17 PM

reboot stops when initializing hardware... Help!
Hi, our file server cannot reboot now. It stops and the last two sentences on the screen are:

start udev
initializing hardware ...

I remember this week we update the kernel using yum to 2.6.12-1.1378_FC3smp and I also removed three rpm files from /root directory due to shortage of disk.

Is this problem caused by updating kernel or removing the 3 rpm files?


bigrigdriver 11-09-2005 11:48 PM

Removing rpm files won't hurt anything other that your ability to easily re-install said rpms without the bother of downloading again. Once the rpms are installed, the rpm packages are extra baggage. Not used in an running system.

I suspect that the upgraded kernel isn't configured correctly for your hardware. So, you could try booting from a live cd, mounting the partitions of the affected OS, and chrooting into that OS to see if you can do a kernel reconfig and compile.

foo_bar_foo 11-10-2005 12:25 AM

there is a issue where certain kernels need updated udev also
but seems like yum would be aware of that

hueofwind 11-10-2005 12:30 AM

Well, now I guess it's caused by the latest kernel 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp. I haven't reboot the server since its last kernel update.

Anyone who knows if this 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3smp kernel is stable one?

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