Bug 147299 - 2.6.10 series kernels hang on boot
Summary: 2.6.10 series kernels hang on boot
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2005-02-06 18:35 UTC by Karl Hansen
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:16 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-28 08:16:16 UTC
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Chunk of /var/log/messages cooresponding to 2.6.10-770 boot and hang (14.98 KB, text/plain)
2005-03-07 15:33 UTC, mgm
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Description Karl Hansen 2005-02-06 18:35:21 UTC
Description of problem:  Updated kernels in the 2.6.10 series hang on
boot at after the only text line and before blank screen before boot
continues under GUI and login.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Works with 2.6.9 but will not work with 2.6.10 kernels

How reproducible: has, at best, booted once

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Turn off
3.Turn off when fails to boot
Actual results:

Does not boot

Expected results:
System to boot normally

Additional info:

XP3000 Nforce chipset.  The 2.6.9 724 kernel is the last one that
works.  I think that is the last one in the 9 series.

Comment 1 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-02-06 19:45:08 UTC
Does removing rhgb from the grub boot menu get any further?

Comment 2 Karl Hansen 2005-02-06 20:14:38 UTC
After removing rhgb, the system hangs on "Checking for new hardware".

Comment 3 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-02-07 08:13:53 UTC
If you have any non usb keyboard devices plugged in try unplugging and then
booting to see if it gets any further.

Comment 4 Karl Hansen 2005-02-08 00:50:30 UTC
I tried removeing keyboard, mouse, and/or usb cables.  No change.

Comment 5 mgm 2005-02-08 20:18:33 UTC
I experience this same problem with a Compaq 1800T laptop.  The laptop
hangs at EVERY boot with a 2.6.10- kernel.  No text to indicate what
went wrong, nothing conclusive in dmesg afterwards.

2.6.9-XXX  - Works every time.
2.6.10-XXX - Hangs every time.

Seems like it hangs starting CUPS, but this may only be what it looks
like because that's the last thing printed to the screen successfully.
 Power-cycle is required to reboot.

Comment 6 mgm 2005-02-08 20:22:04 UTC
Forgot to mention, my experience sounds similar to Bug 146472 as well,
so these may be related.

Comment 7 Karl Hansen 2005-02-09 03:02:00 UTC
When hung at Checking for new hardware Ctrl Alt Del will cause the
system to initiate the termination sequence and the system will
reboot, but still hang.

Comment 8 Marc Mondragon 2005-02-12 22:44:47 UTC
I also have not been able to boot a 2.6.10 kernel.  The one I am able to boot
with is of the 2.6.9 vintage.  Mine always hangs right after displaying: 
"Enabling swap space:  [OK]". I've tried to put echo's in the rc.sysinit file to
see exactly where it is dying without any success.  In fact it doesn't even
finish printing the final echo I put in the rc.sysinit before it hangs.  Only
way to reboot is through the reset or power button.  FWIW, I have a MSI K8N Neo
Platinum motherboard w/ AMD64 2800+ CPU.

Comment 9 Marc Mondragon 2005-02-12 23:00:50 UTC
After reading the previois comments I decided to try and reboot
without any USB devices attached... Booted right up.  I was able to
then plug-in my usb devices (keyboard, mouse, etc) and continue.  The
following was grabbed from my dmesg after I plugged things back in: 

usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
usb 1-4: device descriptor read/64, error -71
hub 1-4:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-4:1.0: 4 ports detected
ohci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: wakeup
usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
hub 3-1:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-1:1.0: 3 ports detected
usb 3-1.1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
input: USB HID v1.00 Keyboard [NMB Dell USB 7HK Keyboard] on
input,hiddev96: USB HID v1.00 Device [NMB Dell USB 7HK Keyboard] on
usb 3-1.2: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4
input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with
IntelliEye(TM)] on usb-0000:00:02.1-1.2
drivers/usb/input/hid-input.c: event field not found

Comment 10 Dave Jones 2005-02-12 23:05:38 UTC
can you try the 766 kernel in updates-testing ?  I made some changes
to USB probing that may help.

Comment 11 Marc Mondragon 2005-02-12 23:17:35 UTC
That is the version I'm using.  Just installed it this morning.

Comment 12 Karl Hansen 2005-02-12 23:56:00 UTC
I just tried the 766 kernel, without anything plugged in the USB
ports.  It hangs for me at checking for new hardware.  I do not know
if it is significant, but when I terminate the program it gives a USB
busy indication.  I am not running a USB mouse of keyboard, so nothing
is plugged in.

Comment 13 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-02-21 20:20:28 UTC
Does booting with the nousb parameter let things get any further (for those who
don't need usb)?

Comment 14 Marc Mondragon 2005-02-21 20:33:26 UTC
I download 2.6.10-1.767_FC3 from Dave Jones test area and it fixed the problem I
was having.  I didn't try the nousb option.

Comment 15 Karl Hansen 2005-03-04 02:19:03 UTC
After the latest version .770 failed to work, I started looking for other
potential USB problem sources.  After pulling the motherboard connections to the
front USB connector the system boots.  Before this is dismissed as just being a
hardware problem, I should point out that Windows 2000 runs with this indicated
as a non-functioning port and pre-10 series kernels ran aswell.  With the number
of USB ports present on what is not a "normal" computer (mine had 6) some fault
tolerance is probably in order.

Comment 16 Karl Hansen 2005-03-04 14:15:59 UTC
I also had version .760 installed.  That now boots as well.  I suspect there is
a short in my computer's front USB panel.

Comment 17 mgm 2005-03-07 15:33:40 UTC
Created attachment 111740 [details]
Chunk of /var/log/messages cooresponding to 2.6.10-770 boot and hang

Comment 18 mgm 2005-03-07 15:39:25 UTC
Comment on attachment 111740 [details]
Chunk of /var/log/messages cooresponding to 2.6.10-770 boot and hang

Sorry, I screwed up adding my comments for the above attachment.  I continue to
get completely repeatable lockups (only power-cycle will reboot, can't
CTRL-ALT-F1  to get to vt1, no CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot, etc.) with every 2.6.10
kernel (all the way up to 770) and 2.6.9 series works every time.  This is a
Compaq 1800T laptop, so no dangling USB wires or anything.  No usb devices
plugged inn for that matter.  Above is the chunk of /var/log/messages from the
last attempt to boot 2.6.10-1.770_FC3.

Comment 19 mgm 2005-03-15 22:43:30 UTC
Ok, last night I tried passing acpi=off to the kernel in grub.conf and 2.6.10
kernels work fine.  Never had to do this with 2.6.9 kernels.  What changed with

Comment 20 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 20:49:06 UTC
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'.

Thank you.

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