Bootup stalls on "Initial i386 initialization"

David Lodeiro dlodeiro at
Tue Apr 13 05:28:03 PDT 2004

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 03:21 pm, you wrote:
> > 	I have a server that stalls during bootup for about 5 minutes. It shows
> >
> > Starting sshd
> >
> > and then stalls, If I press Ctrl C to cancel whatever it is that is
> > stalling, it shows
> Stalls during boot are often the result of DNS timeouts. Do you have a DNS
> server defined in /etc/resolve.conf and if so is it accessible?
That was exactly the problem, I added the machines hostname and the DNS server 
addresses to /etc/resolve.conf and all is good now. It also solved another 
problem which was that I could only log in through ssh whilst in the network, 
I couldnt from outside even though the router redirects port 22.

> -Don


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