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Intermittent hang at bootup

July 07, 2017 — BarryK
There is a very old bug, the PC hanging at bootup. Puppy Forum member ETP reported it. I looked at the code where the hang occurs. It only happens occasionally, well rarely, for me, so I have ignored it. But, ETP is getting it more frequently. It seems to be hardware related, and I have implemented what is probably a fix.

My response to ETP is here:

hdparm man page:

I see that woof-CE still has that line with "hdparm" (line 761), so maybe they should consider removing it also:


We have also sometimes been getting a pause at that point in the bootup (where it outputs "Recognising media devices... optical").
Only on some hardware.

Again, it is likely to be due to that execution of "hdparm".

Tags: linux