On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 06:29:11AM -0700, Andrey A. Chernov wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2000 at 11:03:22PM -0700, Andrey A. Chernov wrote:
> > Fresh -current kernel with fresh -current bootblocks loaded ok but hangs in 
> > boot (no diagnostics even printed, just silent hang with "/" on the screen).
> > 
> > Kernel from Jun14 with fresh -current bootblocks (i.e. the same bootblocks) 
> > booted Ok.
> The reason found. I have "-O2 pipe" instead of default "-O pipe", but I have 
> it working all the time from very beginning. Why this becomes broken?

I've been having the same problem for weeks on my Sony Vaio Z505RX,
and recently reproduced it on my K6 300.  Changing -O2 to -O doesn't
help.  The spinner freezes (sometimes on "/", but not always), but
the system still seems to boot without displaying anything on the
console.  The disk spins as if fsck is running, but the system is
essentially unusable.  It's almost as if the console is not being

This problem began after Peter Wemm's config changes.  Both my own
kernel configuration nor GENERIC behave similarly.  New boot blocks
did not help for either of my systems.

Andrew J. Korty, Principal Security Engineer
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
Indiana University

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