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

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Sat Mar 1 03:57:02 EST 2008

Stephen Wilkinson wrote:
> 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
> The only reference I found to a similar problem is in the forum:
> http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=323775
> where it was suggested to try the fallback image and removing modules
> from the rc.conf. I've tried both, but hasn't helped (as expected: the
> kernel loads properly, so not an ramdisk problem, and the modules also
> load as I get [DONE] status...).
> Before this problem, I knew nothing at all about the boot sequence in
> linux so I read this:
> http://wiki.freegeek.org/index.php/The_Linux_Boot_Sequence

The next step after Loading modules is loading standard ACPI modules. 
Try adding these to the module blacklist in rc.conf:

ac battery button fan processor thermal


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