F7 hangs after INIT: booting

Andy Green andy at warmcat.com
Thu Sep 13 19:01:46 UTC 2007

Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> I have some more information.
> I found that if boot single user mode and I wait long enough at the
> INIT: verions 2.86 booting
> screen, I can hit Ctrl-C and it will dump me to a shell.  Some commands
> like 'ls' work fine, but a lot of commands seem to hang (I can Ctrl-C
> out of them).  The 'mount' command says that the root file system is
> mounted (rw).
> /dev/sdb2 on / type ext3 (rw)
> If I try to touch any files, however, I get the error message that the
> root file system is mounted read-only.  /proc/mounts on the other hand
> says:
> /dev/root / ext3 ro,data=ordered 0 0

I believe that is a longstanding bug, the rw/ro thing.  It really is
mounted ro.  You can remount it as rw

mount /dev/sdb2 / -oremount,rw,data=ordered

What are some examples of the "lot of commands" that "seem to hang"?

What else is mounted?

Anything mount with ntfs3g in fstab?


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