boot problem

David Hendricks david.hendricks at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 22:48:29 UTC 2009


On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 8:29 AM, <pkaplan1 at comcast.net> wrote:

> >pkaplan1 at comcast.net wrote:
> >> In the last few days my system has been hanging during boot.
> >>
> >> The only way to continue booting is by hitting ctrl+d. Booting continues
> normally and the
> >> drives are correctly mounted.
> >>
> >> I've verified that th UUID identifiers that are listed in /etc/fstab
> match those listed in /dev/disk
> >> /by-uuid and are the same four partitions listed above. These correspond
> to /dev/sdb5,
> >> /dev/sdb2, /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb6, respectively.
> >>
> >> How can I get this to stop hanging?
> >> Paul
> >>
> >>
> >The only time I've seen this problem recently is with trying to
> >automount a USB hard drive on boot.  Where are these partitions located?
>
> Exactly.  All the  partitions are on an external USB drive.  Strange thing
> is that there was no problem in the 2 weeks since I set up the machine and
> drive, only in the last few days.
> Paul
>

I've had a number of problems trying to boot from USB devices. Adding
"rootwait" to the kernel command-line options seems to help solve (or at
least workaround) a lot of them. It seems like your root fs is already
found, but I'd advise trying it anyway to see if it makes a difference.
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