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Old 11-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Centos6.3 server hangs upon bootup

Hello everyone.

I am having a problem with my centos Box hanging on bootup.
It is currently hanging at the autoMount load process...

He are the changes I had made leading up to this hanging on bootup event shown below:

*/ I had logged in remotely and upgraded the 'rsyslog' package from I believe 4.x to a 5.x version and then reboot. This system never came back. When I was able to access the server physically I had seen that the server was hanging at the 'NFSD' service so I logged in 'singleuser' mode and turned off the only NFS related service I found which was 'NFSLOCK' and then did a reboot.

This time the server is hanging at the 'autoMount' service. I then undid my previous changes but I am still getting hanging at the 'autoMount' service on bootup....

Any suggestions anyone??
Old 11-17-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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automount is handled by autofs service.

pls. try:
#service autofs stop

or type
and uncheck autofs
save and reboot, and try again.
Old 11-17-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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have you changed the hostname on box recently?(Note:- it just wild guess based on past expirence)

I would preffer to comment further only after knowing contents of logs

what does boot.log say?

try getting us the output of dmesg

thank you
Old 11-21-2012, 05:11 AM   #4
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you can use soft mount option to your mount parameters, you can make filesystem remains active on reboot


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