Booting question

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Mon May 11 02:03:46 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Michel Di Croci
<michel.dicroci at> wrote:
>> Did it hang with GENERIC?  If not, do a diff on your config and the
>> GENERIC config, and paste it for us.
> If I remember correctly, yes but I don,t remember. Can you tell me if I
> don't want to lose my actual kernel, how can I make a new kernel and install
> it not as principal one.

This is explained in the handbook and the manual pages.

You want to use 'nextboot' and specify the kernel location.

>> (On a side note, is your machine's `hostname` in /etc/hosts?  I've had
>> a problem with sendmail hanging for some time because the hostname was
>> not resolvable.  Just a side-thought.)
> Yes it is in. And it's not the sendmail that is slow, it's the detection /
> kernel step... not the service steps.

If you're using 7.2 (-RELEASE I assume?) and this has been happening
since 7.1, it's not something that has changed recently.  I don't
recall seeing issues like this on this list (or stable@ for that
matter).  Perhaps it is a hardware problem, but I've never been good
at diagnosing hardware issues.

Glen Barber

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