Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145903
Kernel hangs during hardware initialization 1st boot after install
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:16:04 EST
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Description of problem:
After install of FC3 (multiple installs, different configuations) system hangs on first boot after ... storage...network...audio
Interactive mode does not work either.
Have tried various suggestions such as editing kernel with acpi=off and deleting rghb and quiet replacing with 3, etc.
Interactive prompt still not available when hitting I (at any point from boot) and system always hangs after ...audio.
Can boot linux rescue to command prompt but only if I skip eth0 (hangs there, too)
Hardware is Dell Inspiron 8000 with A21 BIOS, ATI graphics, ESS Maestro audio. BIOS does not allow for disabling audio nor can the audio card be removed as this is an integrated laptop.
I am grateful for any help at this point as I haven't even been able to boot the OS for the first time (other than install and rescue modes).
Thanks in advance
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Turn on computer
2.Frantically type "I" over and over again with no results
3.Wait for system to hang after ...audio...
Actual Results: Nothing
Expected Results: Should not hang
I bet this is USB related and if it is I ran into this exact same problem
yesterday. Does booting with the nousb parameter help?
Don't know. Haven't tried. But I will add the parameter and follow up. Thanks
for the lead.
What I can't determine is if audio loaded correctly and it is the next module
that is causing the hang. I just don't know what comes after audio to be able
to know what to disable.
Does anyone know if there is a link that shows kernel options that might be
useful in debugging this problem?
Really appreciate the response, Sitsofe.
Just a followup with more info...
RE: usb. I had disabled Legacy USB support in the BIOS without luck.
I am wondering if the hangup is the ATI video card since it allows for two
monitors. Possibly FC3 is having trouble differentiating LCD vs. VGA out.
Found this on the web today, do you think this might help? IF so, is there a
way to get the update when the computer won't yet recognize the ip hardware etc?
* Thu Jan 13 2005 Dave Jones
- Update to 2.6.10-ac9
- Fix slab corruption in ACPI video code.
This update can be downloaded from:
This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.
fedora-announce-list mailing list
Ah I didn't make myself clear. When grub first starts press e and edit the
kernel line. Add nousb to the end, press return and then boot.
Disabling legacy USB isn't quite the same as totally disabling USB (although
maybe your BIOS will let you do the later too).
Thanks for the suggestion re: GRUB kernel line modification using "nousb" but that doesn't
seem to affect the computer one way or another.
I'm really baffled. Keyboard registers "I" for interactive mode but yet, the boot never
I'm beginning to think there is some hardware conflict. I've confirmed the hardware
compatibilty for my equipment and all parts on the Inspiron are considered "compatible"
with FC3 including the ESS maestro 3.
Thanks for the suggestions.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.
There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.