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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Kernel boot problem. Hangs at "activating mdev". Reply with quote

I recently changed my kernel when the new gentoo-sources (2.6.18-r1) hit ~amd64.

Now whenever I try to boot using that kernel the PC just hangs at "Activating mdev"

Unfortunately my copies of the old kernel and .config files were deleted so I cant use them.
At first I thought it must be a issue with the .config so I created a kernel using the default .config from genkernel, the problem persisted.
Next I tried downgrading sources and attempting to recreate my kernel as it was before (from memory), no help.

This leads me to believe the contents of the initrd must be the problem but this doesnt explain why my recently created xen kernel works (almost) perfectly.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duplicate post, asked several times, search before ask:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-515723-highlight-activating+mdev.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-503657-highlight-activating+mdev.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-505585-highlight-activating+mdev.html
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Kernel & Hardware to Duplicate Threads in favour of the above mentioned threads.
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