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fedora 20 boot hang

asked 2014-11-28 03:33:13 -0500

updated 2014-11-29 00:36:24 -0500

mether gravatar image

I installed from DVD (USB DVD drive) and there was also a removable USB hard drive that I mistakenly left attached during the install, in addtion to a number of other internal hard drives. fdisk listing (abbreviated):

Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Disk /dev/sdb: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
# the following (/dev/sdc) is the USB hard drive
Disk /dev/sdc: 931.5 GiB, 1000204885504 bytes, 1953525167 sectors
# /dev/sdd ->  (RAID controller volume 1): OS installation
Disk /dev/sdd: 931.3 GiB, 999989182464 bytes, 1953103872 sectors
# /dev/sde -> (RAID controller volume 2)
Disk /dev/sde: 2.7 TiB, 2999967547392 bytes, 5859311616 sectors

If I remove the USB drive (/dev/sdc), boot hangs

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I suppose the grub is installed on the usb hard drive or adding the usb drive change the boot order in the bios.

  1. What is the device /dev/sdx which is the usb hard drive ? ( show the result of df too )
  2. Where is the partition which host the /boot ?
  3. What is the type of partition table for the drive hosting this partition ?
baoboa gravatar imagebaoboa ( 2014-11-28 07:58:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-11-28 20:25:51 -0500

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During the boot process Fedora checks all the filsystems to make sure if tis safe to boot. because your removable hard drive is in /etc/fstab , and fedora can't find it ; it simply waits. but eventually it has to boot after 7 mins. so, try removing the entry in /etc/fstab or disable filesystem check during boot

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Asked: 2014-11-28 03:33:13 -0500

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