During system boot udev hangs and later fails with error "Starting udev: Wait timeout. Will continue in the background. [FAILED] "

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Issue

  • After updating system to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 udev hangs for some time during boot and later fails with error message :
Starting udev: Wait timeout. Will continue in the background. [FAILED]

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • VMWare ESX 3.5
  • HP ProLiant BL460c G1

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