Hello all, this post is for all you who have had problems with the "Starting udev:" system hang during boot.
I took me about 2 hours to figure this out, but thankfully, deep Google digging pulled up the answer. There are a basic things to do, really quite easy. The solution was originally found at: http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/122195
Step 1) Create a Fedora Rescue disk
Step 2) boot the hardware with the rescue disk
Step 3) cd /mnt/sysimage
Step 4) mv sbin/pcmcia-socket-startup sbin/pcmcia-socket-startup.bak
Step 5) exit (then reboot)
Step 6) download the latest patches which will update the latest pcmciautils package.
My system is a Sony PCG-7R1M or Sony VGN-FE31Z depending which sticker you are looking at.
Intel Core Duo T5600
Memory 2 GB/Go DDR2 SDRAM
Screen: 15.4" WXVGA (1280x800)
X-Black LCD with Double Lamp
Optical: DVD RW Dual Layer
Graphics: NVDIA GeForce Go 7600 128 MB RAM
Original OS: Windows Media Center 2005
Bought in Cologne, Germany