Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128152
Grub won't boot on DELL Optiplex gx150 with acpi enabled after a cold start but with acpi=off or after a reset
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
I own a DELL Optiplex gx150 and experienced a really weird error on
this machine: If I boot the machine, it will hang directly after the
grub menu. If I reset the machine in the Grub menu via ctrl+alt+del it
will boot up ok afterwards. It also boots without problems if I add
acpi=off to the kernel arguments.
I wouldn't have searched the problem in Grub but in the BIOS or the
kernel, but the amazing thing is: Updating to grub-0.95-2 from Fedora
Core 3 Test 1 fixes it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 2 on a Dell Optiplex gx150
2. Power down
3. Boot up
Actual Results: The screen goes blank and the machine hangs right
after the grub boot menu.
Expected Results: It should boot up.
The machine contains an Intel i815 chipset, BIOS is A 10, the newest
It's probably actually a BIOS bug that gets tickled a little bit
differently with some of the changes in grub 0.95. Unfortunately,
doing an update of the grub package isn't practical (it's more likely
to trigger new problems and hard to get the change applied for people
who do want it). So fix is in rawhide, that should be usable without
any problems by people on FC2 hitting this.
Yes, my main intention for filing the bug report was giving a chance
to someone who has the same problem to find the solution. As a
sidenote: One has to upgrade fedora-logos as well. (Grub 0.95 requires
system-logos which the fedora-logos package from Core 2 doesn't provide).