Waiting for /dev/to be fully populated... Never ends!

VelvetLicks's picture


Hi all,

As this post title explains, I'm still waiting!
The storu ran as following:
- Attached a new USB Flash Drive to my Asus Laptop.
- Installed Wheezy onto this new device
- Test this installation (works pretty well)
- Add few applications & deamons (Jackd, Ardour, Rosegarden...), stille working as it's supposed to

I need an rt kernel, so using Apt, I do:
apt-cache search linux-image
linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64 - Header files for Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64
linux-headers-3.2.0-4-rt-amd64 - Header files for Linux 3.2.0-4-rt-amd64
linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64 - Linux 3.2 for 64-bit PCs
linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64-dbg - Debugging symbols for Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64
linux-image-3.2.0-4-rt-amd64 - Linux 3.2 for 64-bit PCs, PREEMPT_RT
linux-image-3.2.0-4-rt-amd64-dbg - Debugging symbols for Linux 3.2.0-4-rt-amd64
linux-image-2.6-amd64 - Linux for 64-bit PCs (dummy package)
linux-image-amd64 - Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-rt-amd64 - Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package), PREEMPT_RT

- then:
apt-get install linux-image-rt-amd64...

This command ends with no warning, no error.
- update-grub, reboot...
- rt kernel as 1rst choice, std kernel second
- choose 1
- As expected I got:
Loading, please wait...
Init: version 2.88 booting
Using makefile-style concurrent boot in run level S
Starting the hotplug events dispatcher udevd
Synthesizing the initial hotplug events... done
Waiting for /dev/to be fully populated...

Unfortunatly, this wait never ends!
Well, I've reconfigured Grub for having a verbose boot process...
Populating /dev freezes at:
ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad as /device/platform/i8042/srio4/imput/input10.

Booting with (uname -a Linux BlueVelvet 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.35-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux)
my touchpad works perfectly...
Is there any way to tell the kernel to not use the pad?
Is there any firmware (free or non-free from backports or from wherever) I should install?

Please help me, googling return no answer at the moment ,-)


"Waiting for /dev to be fully populated" after installation

Opens0urce's picture

I installed 64-bit Debian 7 on an XW4400 workstation, but it never booted fully, hanging at "waiting for /dev to be fully populated." The video card is a Geforce GT 610. I tried things like adding "nomodeset" as an argument to GRUB, but to no avail. A virtual installation (on Windows) presented no problem, and in fact I am using it now. Any advice that could be provided would be appreciated. The same error occurs on Ubuntu, although an older Knoppix CD boots without any trouble.