Problem booting with new kernel
From: Andrew Robinson (awrobinson_at_cox.net)
To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 13:11:07 -0600
David Munoz posted a similar problem in his message "Fedora Core and
Kernel releases..." However, he was also having other problems so I did
not want to highjack his thread.
I updated my kernel yesterday. When trying to boot into the new kernel,
the system froze after the line indicating firewire was configured.
Booting back into the previous working kernel, the next two lines on the
startup screen indicated the system was going to run level 5 and then
starting the hardware check.
I suspect the problem is related to the network interfaces. My
motherboard is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe. When I install a new kernel, I have
to rebuild the network drivers. However, with past kernel upgrades, the
system would boot up completely and allow me to rebuild the drivers. Why
not this time?
I did find a work-around. I booted into the previous working kernel,
changed the default runlevel in the /etc/inittab file to 3, then
rebooted into the new kernel. I rebuilt the network driver modules,
changed the runlevel back to 5, and was able to boot up completely in
the new kernel.
The runlevel change suggest the problem may be related to X-Windows. I
know one other package I updated was gdm. Could this be part of my
problem? Any suggestions on how I can get a new kernel to boot up the
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