Bug 157214 - Cannot boot FC4T2 media or boot latest kernel on Dell Optiplex
Cannot boot FC4T2 media or boot latest kernel on Dell Optiplex
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-05-09 10:53 EDT by Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:19 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-04 09:44:53 EDT
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Oops from FC4T2 Install medium (1.35 KB, text/plain)
2005-05-09 10:55 EDT, Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer
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Ooops from 2.6.11-1.1287_FC4 (1.56 KB, text/plain)
2005-05-09 10:56 EDT, Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer
no flags Details
Ooops from 2.6.11-1.1290_FC4 (9.64 KB, text/plain)
2005-05-12 10:05 EDT, Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer
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Description Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer 2005-05-09 10:53:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
When trying to boot the FC4T2 installation disk on a Dell Optiplex GX260 (running the latest bios), I get the following (see attachment 1 [details]).

With 2.6.11-1.1287_FC4 (the latest kernel as of today) (see attachment 1 [details]).

This bug is in fact similar (if not the same) as bug 124007 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=124007). I tried booting with acpi=off, noacpi to no luck.

This also happens with RHEL 4 meaning there's no real way to install or update this stupid box.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just cannot boot...

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer 2005-05-09 10:55:03 EDT
Created attachment 114158 [details]
Oops from FC4T2 Install medium
Comment 2 Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer 2005-05-09 10:56:04 EDT
Created attachment 114159 [details]
Ooops from 2.6.11-1.1287_FC4
Comment 3 Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer 2005-05-09 10:57:50 EDT
I can forward the output of lspci or dmidecode if needed.

Note that I'm currently running my own version of 2.6.12-rc4 at the moment
meaning there's probably some option in the default Fedora/RH build that my box
doesn't like. I haven't been able to pinpoint it so far.
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-05-10 17:54:54 EDT
can you test the kernel at http://people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/FC4 ?
1290 and above are also -rc4, so it'll be interesting to hear if this was
something that was fixed in the -rc3 -> -rc4 transition.
Comment 5 Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer 2005-05-12 10:04:02 EDT
No such luck, I'm attaching the output of 2.6.11-1.1290_FC4.

I also failed to mention this problem has been there for a long time (ie it was
working in FC2 either): the Fedora compiled kernel don't boot while home brewed do.
Comment 6 Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer 2005-05-12 10:05:03 EDT
Created attachment 114295 [details]
Ooops from 2.6.11-1.1290_FC4
Comment 7 Dave Jones 2005-06-27 19:25:39 EDT
Mass update of -test bugs to update version to fc4.
(Please retest on final release, and report results if you have not already done

Comment 8 Dave Jones 2005-09-30 02:30:32 EDT
Mass update to all FC4 bugs:

An update has been released (2.6.13-1.1526_FC4) which rebases to a new upstream
kernel ( As there were ~3500 changes upstream between this and the
previous kernel, it's possible your bug has been fixed already.

Please retest with this update, and update this bug if necessary.

Comment 9 Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer 2005-10-03 08:50:08 EDT
Still crashes during bootup (actually when the usb modules are being loaded,
kernel kernel-2.6.13-1.1526_FC4). As i've been using vanilla kernel trees ever
since (atm i run 2.6.14-rc3-gc77054e5) it's got to be down a configuration thing
that triggers the bug...

Will try to investigate further.
Comment 10 Dave Jones 2005-11-10 14:30:34 EST
2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 has been released as an update for FC4.
Please retest with this update, as a large amount of code has been changed in
this release, which may have fixed your problem.

Thank you.
Comment 11 Dave Jones 2006-02-03 01:47:31 EST
This is a mass-update to all currently open kernel bugs.

A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.

Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.

This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO_REPORTER state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.

Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
can reopen the bug at any time. Any other users on the Cc: list
of this bug can request that the bug be reopened by adding a
comment to the bug.

If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.

Thank you.
Comment 12 John Thacker 2006-05-04 09:44:53 EDT
Closing per previous comment.

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