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andy1974
Hello all


I started to notice that when my fedora core 3 server reboots all goes well till it get to the part where is enable swap space then it sits there for up to 5 min then continue to boot. any idea what the pause might be??


BTW it does say that the swap space loads [ok] it doesnt freeze till after it says ok ...so i am not sure if it is the swap part freezing or not unsure.gif
Corey
Well, you could remake your swap space just to ensure that that's not the problem. Run fdisk -l (that's a small L) to get a list of partitions on your drive, find which one your swap space is (for example, /dev/hda3) and remake your swap with:

> mkswap /dev/hda3
> swapon

Reboot, and see if that did the trick. If not, what comes after the swap space initialization? Also, check your /var/log/messages and /var/log/dmesg to look for any errors.
andy1974
hmmmmi did take alog at one of the logs this is what i found
/var/log/messages
[CODE]
Jan 19 06:56:24 clickerpower smartd[3575]: Device: /dev/hdb, 1 Offline uncorrectable sectors
Jan 19 06:56:24 clickerpower pam_timestamp_check: pam_timestamp: `/var/' permissions are lax
Jan 19 06:56:59 clickerpower last message repeated 7 times
Jan 19 06:58:04 clickerpower last message repeated 13 times
Jan 19 06:59:09 clickerpower last message repeated 13 times
Jan 19 06:59:59 clickerpower last message repeated 10 times
Jan 19 07:00:01 clickerpower crond(pam_unix)[7628]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 19 07:00:01 clickerpower crond(pam_unix)[7628]: session closed for user root
Jan 19 07:00:04 clickerpower pam_timestamp_check: pam_timestamp: `/var/' permissions are lax
Jan 19 07:00:39 clickerpower last message repeated 7 times
Jan 19 07:00:59 clickerpower last message repeated 4 times
Jan 19 07:01:01 clickerpower crond(pam_unix)[7635]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jan 19 07:01:01 clickerpower crond(pam_unix)[7635]: session closed for user root
Jan 19 07:01:04 clickerpower pam_timestamp_check: pam_timestamp: `/var/' permissions are lax
Jan 19 07:01:39 clickerpower last message repeated 7 times
Corey
What is on your second hard drive? it appears it's having problems.
andy1974
you mean this???


Jan 19 06:56:24 clickerpower smartd[3575]: Device: /dev/hdb, 1 Offline uncorrectable sectors



its a backup drive used for various backup on the network
Corey
That could be your problem, it could be freezing on that drive if you're mounting it somewhere. Try taking that drive out of your /etc/fstab file and rebooting and see if the problem still exists.
andy1974
what is smartd
andy1974
Well what ever smartd is...thats what the problem was....i removed it from startup and the server boot with NO hangs
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