System hangs at boot on Starting udev

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • After running yum update to bring system up to date on all packages (kernel-2.6.18-164.el5xen) system now hangs on starting udev and system reboots after couple of minutes


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
  • x86_64
  • 2.6.18-164.el5xen
  • 09:00.0 InfiniBand: Mellanox Technologies MT23108 InfiniHost (rev a1)

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