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Re: System no longer usable

Josh Metzler wrote:
On Sunday 14 March 2004 08:21 am, Roberto Sanchez wrote:

Something strange happened to my system last night.
When I woke up this morning, the machine was completely
locked up.  I cannot boot any linux kernel.  I have
been rolling my own kernels for a while, and the
machine has a 2.6.3 and 2.6.4, neither of which will
boot.  It won't boot Knoppix, either from the CD-RW
or the DVD-ROM drive.  The machine is running Sid.

The strange thing is that WinXP boots OK (I have it
installed in /dev/hda1 so that I can still play
gamees).  WinXP seems to work fine even with the
system heavily loaded.

The machine is an Athlon XP 2500+, nForce2 mobo.

Here is the end of the boot messages where it locks

/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part6 on /usr/local type xfs
(rw,nosuid,nodev) /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 on /home type
xfs (rw,nosuid,nodev) /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part7 on
/var/lib/systemimager type xfs (rw) usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs
Starting hotplug subsystem (runlevel S): inputkernel driver evdev already
loadedkernel driver evdev already loaded
kernel driver evdev already loaded

It just ends up with a blinking cursor after the "pci."
The machine is then totally hard locked.  If anyone
can provide me some pointers I would really appreciate


My system stopped at this point after updating hotplug two days ago, but Ctrl+C got me past it. Yesterday's hotplug update fixed the problem for me.


That did the trick.  I don't know why the Ctrl-C did not occur
to me.  Too simple, perhaps? :-)

I upgraded tonight and am back in business.

What I cannot understand is how the probsem locked up the machine
overnight.  Weird.


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