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SubjectRe: Linux USB boot hang
On Sat, 14 Jul 2001 wrote:

> Hello,
> I compiled and installed Linux-2.4.5smp on a dual 300 MHz Pentium II
> running Red Hat 7.0 with gcc 2.96. The motherboard has two sets of USB
> headers but there are no USB ports. If I configure the kernel with USB
> modules, at boot linux complains repeatedly:
> hub.c: Cannot enable port 1 of hub 1, disabling port.
> hub.c: Maybe USB cable is bad?
> hub.c: Cannot enable port 2 of hub 1, disabling port.
> hub.c: Maybe USB cable is bad?
> I don't know how to get out of this, so I just wait for it to time out
> to finish booting. If I don't configure the kernel for a USB controller
> then the during the boot process it complains that it can't find the
> usb-uhci module and the boot process hangs at sendmail. Again I wait for
> the time-out for the boot process to finish. How do I fix this dilemma.
> Is there some way I can modifiy hub.c to stop looking for ports 1 and 2?
> Thanks, from a Linux newbie.
> Don Werder

Add "append=nousb" to lilo.conf. RH looks for this and skips loading the USB
module if it exists.

It's not hanging at sendmail; it just can't find the IP address for your

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <>

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