[clug] Fedora 15 boot issue (5 minutes pause)

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Mon Sep 12 04:03:23 MDT 2011

> Having upgraded to F15, I found that the boot process pauses for 5
> minutes
> part way through.
> I traced this to
> 	nmcli -t --fields running nm status
> which is used during the part that brings up loopback. It should
> return
> "running" or "not running".
> NetworkManager is *not* up at that time, and it seems that when it
> comes
> up it takes a *very* long time to become responsive, so the 'nmcli'
> hangs.
> When the boot completes I need to switch to a text console and do
> 	service network start
> 	mount ...nfs shares and such...
> which succeeds without a hitch.
> I searched for a solution (or even a cause) and did not yet find it.
> Anyone encountered this? It seems to have been seen in F13 and F14
> too.
> Any clue will be appreciated.
> BTW, The gnome 3 desktop is very different from earlier fedora
> releases
> and it took me a while to "adjust" some of it to my comfort level. I
> am getting there slowly.

I am pretty sure that this is a recognized nm problem with the F15
initial distro.

Get it up and running and do an upgrade.


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