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

Stephen Wilkinson sw8511 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 05:46:09 EST 2008

Hello All,

Thank you for your replies.

To answer a few questions:

* versions before and after ugrade (I'm can see I've probably
attempted a combination which won't work...)
- kernel: 2.6.15-2 ---> 2.6.22
- udev: 079-1
- initscripts: 0.7.1-17
- mkinitrd 1.01-25 -> mkinitcpio 0.5.15-2

When I upgraded the kernel it only asked to upgrade mkinitrd to
mkinitcpio... so the other two didn't change.

* tried blacklisting these modules:
ac battery button fan processor thermal
but still stuck after modules have loaded.

I have a look at the rc.single file which ends with "exec /sbin/init
-t1 S" so I tried to put that at the end of rc.sysinit to try and get
a login prompt, but that didn't work.

Is there a way of going from rc.sysinit to prompting for a shell
(bypassing any intermediary steps)?


On 29/02/2008, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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