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|Summary:||kernel-2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8 fails to boot: quickly cycles back to bios/grub|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Tom London <selinux>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||amazarache, bloch, emcnabb, festchook, gnomeuser, greg, jones.peter, nicolas.mailhot, pdarga, quentin, sangu.fedora, scottt.tw, thethirddoorontheleft|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-09-10 14:48:16 EDT||Type:||---|
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Description Tom London 2007-09-08 13:58:49 EDT
Description of problem: kernel-2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8 fails to boot for me (Thinkpad X60). After the grub splash screen count down, I see a few text lines on the screen for about half a second before it immediately reboots and I get the Thinkpad startup screen. Selecting kernel-2.6.23-0.164.rc5.fc8 from grub, the system boots fine. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): kernel-2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8 How reproducible: Every time. Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. Actual results: Expected results: Additional info:
Comment 1 Will Woods 2007-09-08 17:36:29 EDT
*** Bug 283671 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Will Woods 2007-09-08 17:38:18 EDT
On my Thinkpad, the kernel emits: Booting: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQ waits a couple of seconds, and then reboots.
Comment 3 Tom London 2007-09-08 18:12:38 EDT
Probably not related, but removing this kernel package generates: [root@localhost ~]# rpm -e kernel-2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8 ls: cannot access /boot/initrd*kdump.img: No such file or directory [root@localhost ~]#
Comment 4 Roman 2007-09-09 03:08:29 EDT
Same problem on Acer TravelMate 2493NWLMi, selecting previous kernel (kernel-2.6.23-0.43.rc0.git16.fc8) fix problem
Comment 5 Ronald Warsow 2007-09-09 09:10:05 EDT
reboots on a AMD X2 x86_64, also
Comment 6 Greg Dickie 2007-09-09 09:58:25 EDT
reboots on an ASUS P4P800 mobo as well.
Comment 7 Will Woods 2007-09-09 10:48:09 EDT
*** Bug 283891 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Nicolas Mailhot 2007-09-09 13:30:08 EDT
Reboots there too Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3) Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-K8N Ultra-9 Mainboard
Comment 9 Adrian Mazarache 2007-09-09 13:59:25 EDT
Here too CPU: AMD 1607.311 MHz Mobo: Asus K8N-VM RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller (rev a2) PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1) VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51G [GeForce 6100] (rev a2) Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2) Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
Comment 10 Quentin Armitage 2007-09-09 14:11:56 EDT
Same problem here too, on a Dell Latitude D800. Have just downloaded from koji and installed kernel-2.6.23-0.168.rc5.git1.fc8.i686, (only difference is patch linux-2.6-x86-debug-boot.patch is not applied), and kernel boots without a problem.
Comment 11 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-10 00:48:06 EDT
*** Bug 284261 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-10 01:29:57 EDT
As suggested at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelBugTriage , tried the following lines in /boot/grub/grub.conf: title Fedora (2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8) debugging root (hd0,1) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb boot_delay=10000 vga=791 acpi=off nolapic noapic nohz=off earlyprintk=vga nosoftlockup initrd /initrd-2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8.img t I did not see any more information on the screen; computer cycles back to grub screen.
Comment 13 Valent Turkovic 2007-09-10 01:49:38 EDT
here too on my HP Compaq NX7300 laptop... just reboots...
Comment 14 Adam Huffman 2007-09-10 03:14:46 EDT
Same symptom on a Vaio SZ3
Comment 15 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-10 14:46:21 EDT
When trying the next version of the kernel, is it necessary to rpm -e kernel-2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8 before running the Software Updater, in order to continue to have kernel-2.6.23-0.164.rc5.fc8 still available? In other words, does the Software keep the currently-running kernel (164) available in Grub, or does it keep the latest installed kernel (169) as the "previous" one?
Comment 16 Chuck Ebbert 2007-09-10 14:48:16 EDT
Fixed in kernel-2.6.23-0.170.rc5.git1.fc8
Comment 17 Chuck Ebbert 2007-09-10 14:53:42 EDT
(In reply to comment #15) > When trying the next version of the kernel, is it necessary to > rpm -e kernel-2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8 > before running the Software Updater, in order to continue to have > kernel-2.6.23-0.164.rc5.fc8 still available? > > In other words, does the Software keep the currently-running kernel > (164) available in Grub, or does it keep the latest installed kernel > (169) as the "previous" one? > It keeps the latest one AFAIK.
Comment 18 Mark 2007-09-10 15:05:43 EDT
.170 fixed this issue for me. can be downloaded here: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=18240
Comment 19 Chuck Ebbert 2007-09-10 16:39:23 EDT
*** Bug 285081 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 20 Quentin Armitage 2007-09-10 19:52:57 EDT
(In reply to comment #15) > When trying the next version of the kernel, is it necessary to > rpm -e kernel-2.6.23-0.169.rc5.git1.fc8 > before running the Software Updater, in order to continue to have > kernel-2.6.23-0.164.rc5.fc8 still available? > > In other words, does the Software keep the currently-running kernel > (164) available in Grub, or does it keep the latest installed kernel > (169) as the "previous" one? > To keep more versions of the kernel, and any other packages that are marked for install only, as opposed to update, you can edit /etc/yum.conf and change "installonly_limit=2" to "installonly_limit=n" where n is the number of kernel versions you wish to keep installed. yum will always keep the newest n versions of the package, regardless of the order in which they were installed, and regardless of what version of the kernel is running.
Comment 21 Valent Turkovic 2007-09-19 13:53:23 EDT
after updating fedora with latest kernel for fedora devel I got finally a working system. My kernel is now: ]# uname -a Linux rawhide 2.6.23-0.185.rc6.git7.fc8