Re: 2.1.72 boot incomplete

Bill Hawes (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 10:01:12 -0500

Martin Imrisek wrote:

> I get past the hardware detection stage and to the point where the CDROM
> is mounted. It seems that now that the unified CDROM driver is being used
> I can't get past the mount stage unless there is a CDROM in the drive..
> otherwise I get hundreds of messages scrolling by saying that the drive
> "is not ready". When I get past that, and to the point where the random
> seed is being generated, it just hangs there and does not ever finish
> booting.

Do you have CONFIG_UNIX=y set in your .config? This is necessary for
many kernel operations. The boot is probably hanging on a modprobe when
trying to enter run level 3.