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SubjectRe: [Bug 328] New: The computer seems to hang after the kernel has uncompressed and starts to boot.
On Sat, 8 Feb 2003, Martin J. Bligh wrote:

>
> http://bugme.osdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=328
>
> Summary: The computer seems to hang after the kernel has
> uncompressed and starts to boot.
> Kernel Version: 2.5.59
> Status: NEW
> Severity: normal
> Owner: bugme-janitors@lists.osdl.org
> Submitter: di00enad@ing.hj.se
>
>
> Distribution: RedHat 8.0
> Hardware Environment: Acer Aspire 1300 laptop
> Software Environment: RedHat 8.0, GCC 3.2, LILO
> Problem Description: When I have compiled the kernel without problems and
> restart the computer the only two lines that are printed are:
>
> Booting 2.5.59
> Uncompressing the kernel, Ok booting the kernel
>
> then there is no more text printed out and the keyboard do not work. But I
> can see some activity on the harddisk for about 10 seconds. When I reset
> the computer fsck is run because the disk was not cleanly unmounted. It
> seems like the system can almost boot but I can't see anything on the
> screen.

I began to see this bug this weekend myself. I'm not sure of the cause,
but it can be worked around by configuring the kernel for built-in (not
modular) support of virtual terminals (CONFIG_VT) and support for console
on virtual terminals (CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE).

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