Today when I booted my system it started as usual but then when it got to Loading Udev uvents ......... [BUSY] it froze.
After awhile I did a warm reboot and it restarted just fine.
Later on, I decided to do another test (just to be sure) and turned the machine down. When I booted it ... it happened again. As before a warm reboot gets it going ... but that is not supposed to happen.
BTW, after it boots everything goes just fine.
edit: I've been using latest kernel and kernel26.img for awhile now.
This may be caused by a bad module. If at all possible, you may want to boot with load_modules=off in your kernel params, then load modules one by one until you find one that causes problems... then blacklist that module....
phrakture, thanks for the answer.
In my /etc/rc.conf I do not have any modules loaded, in fact the only line I have is MODULES=(!usbserial) which sould not load usbserial.
In /etc/mkinitcpio.conf the only module loaded is "reiserfs"
Do you mean to say that I should remove that line?
That "Loading Udev uvents" actually loads the modules for every device it finds on the computer buses.
Maybe it's not known to many, but udev (and some changes in the kernel) has grown to replace hotplug and any other custom schemes of auto detecting the hardware on a PC.