On 16 Apr 2005, Slava Bizyayev wrote:
I use kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 on my HP OmniBook XE2 pretty happily.
After updating kernel to kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 I experience a strange
behavior -- in the end of the boot (instead of X-login screen) machine
freezes, and I cannot even get the terminal access with ctrl-alt-F1. Has
someone experienced something similar? What's the work around?
For some reason, when I installed FC3, I got two kernels,
one for SMP, the other for uniprocessing.
Although I only have one processor,
the SMP version was made the default.
Unless I was quick enough to stop it, the SMP version would
run for a while and freeze. The reset button produced an
unclean reboot. After about three of those, the filesystems
were corrupted beyond repair. I had to reinstall.
My work-around was to edit grub's configuration file to ignore
the SMP version.
Perhaps your update produced a similar evil.