I know everyone's hot about FC7, but I'm not quite ready to upgrade to it yet (this system only has a CD, and it doesn't appear I can upgrade easily without a DVD reader at this time).
Today, my FC6 test system (370DER mboard with dual P-III 866, 768MB), which has been working fine for months, failed to boot after a "yum update". The update included a kernel update (was 2948, new 2952). 2948 had been working).
After I rebooted, it stuck forever at "Starting udev:", never printing the "OK".
I tried rebooting the previous kernel, and it did the same thing.
I tried adding "acpi=off", and it would at least print the "OK", and then hang immediately afterwards.
I used the rescue CD and changed udev_log="debug", and could see it was hanging on something to do with the hotplug modules. Since I didn't think I needed them, I moved that rules file aside, and tried again - and it booted! But only once. Attempts afterwards yielded the exact same results as before - I have no idea why it booted.
I started researching, and remembered that way-back-when trying to install FC4 originally, I had to use "agp=off" on the command line because of the motherboard. So I tried that - and it booted!!! Once. It's driving me mad. I've tried combinations of the old and new kernels, acpi=off, and agp=off, and I can't get it to finish booting again. With acpi=off it seems get past udev, but then hang. I can't tell what it is supposed to be doing after that.
Anybody able to offer some ideas here? I even tried to boot an Ubuntu Feisty CD, and it hung checking the hardware, probably because I needed acpi and or agp off.