[arch-general] Boot sequence stops at modules (rc.sysinit)

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 16:41:34 EST 2008

2008/2/29, Stephen Wilkinson <sw8511 at gmail.com>:
> Hello everyone,
>  After upgrading the kernel alone (and after fixing some kernel panics
>  -- see postscript) the boot sequence now stops at loading the modules
>  ([DONE]) and goes no further: the cursor blinks and I can type
>  characters, but I never get a shell prompt. It seems the boot sequence
>  doesn't go beyond rc.sysinit

. . .

>  P.S: in case it's relevant, here is a summary of the kernel panics I
>  got after upgrading the kernel and rebooting:
>  After kernel upgrade I got kernel panics because I hadn't changed
>  initrd26.img to kernel26.img and /dev/hda5 to /dev/sda5 in Grub's
>  menu.lst (as you can see I hadn't upgraded for a long time, and didn't
>  pay enough attention to the upgrade messages). Having done that, I
>  then had to correct /etc/fstab for the same /dev/hda5 mistake. Finally
>  the kernel booted properly, but the sequence stops at loading modules.

please indicate current and previous versions of kernel, udev,
initscripts, mkinitcpio.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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