Re: strange lockup

Miquel van Smoorenburg (
15 Jul 1996 10:05:12 +0200

In article <4scdsh$>,
Mike Duckett <> wrote:
>I have been having the strangest problem booting Linux lately, since the late
>1.3.80's. The kernel boots, init begins, mounts all drives, runs through rc.M,
>and locks up after the CD-ROM is mounted, which is before rc.inet1 starts.

Boot single user mode and put the following in your /etc/rc.d/rc.M or so:

/sbin/sulogin /dev/tty8 &

That will give you a prompt on /dev/tty8 and when the system is then
stuck you can login and find out what it is doing.


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