Fedora Core 2 hangs at enabling swap space

Andreas Freyvogel afreyvogel at ecmarket.com
Mon Oct 25 16:41:56 UTC 2004

I had the same problem. I had to delete the "rhgb" (GUI boot option) at the
end of the kernel line in grub.conf. After I did that it worked for me.

Good luck,

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com]On Behalf Of Dexter Ang
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 9:20 AM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: Fedora Core 2 hangs at enabling swap space

On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 12:42:04 -0700, dkutz at telusplanet.net
<dkutz at telusplanet.net> wrote:
> Hello
> I recently installed Fedora Core 2 on my laptop (a dual boot system
Windows XP
> FC2) an Averatec 6100 Pentium 4 with 3 ghz processor, 512 mb ram, 40gb hd,
> the install went ok but when i try to boot to FC2. I got an error message
> said, "modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting floppy
> (/lib/modules/2.6.543585smp/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.ko): no such
> I fixed this problem by booting in as a single user. To fix this I
> the system and booted in as a single user and edited the first line of the
> file modprobe.conf to read "install floppy /bin/true" and that fixed that.
> rebooted and the system now hangs at enabling swap space. I have looked
for a
> solution on many search engines and in IRC chat to no avail. Can anyone
> me with this. Thanks in advance. PythonPro
> dkutz at telusplanet.net

Did the "Enabling Swap Space" get a green [OK]? If it did, it may be
the next process that is hanging. Don't have a Fedora machine handy at
the moment, but from memory, it might have something to do with
getting/setting time from the hardware clock. Anyway, check if you get
an [OK] when enabling swap space. If you do, try to find what the next
step is in the startup scripts.


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