Bug 162800 - Crash at boot time
Summary: Crash at boot time
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 163407
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-08 18:45 UTC by Andres Escallon
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-08-26 08:43:54 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Andres Escallon 2005-07-08 18:45:43 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
The system crash early in the boot process. 

Computer Compaq Deskpro P600 with 
Video card ATI Mach64
Memory 384 MB

Grub entries of the last 2 kernels that crass at boot time.  Too early to know where.  The /var/log/messages files do not contain any record of the boots that crashed.

title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1390_FC4)
	root (hd1,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.12-1.1390_FC4.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1387_FC4)
	root (hd1,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1387_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.12-1.1387_FC4.img

Last version that works.

Linux version 2.6.11-1.1381_FC5 (bhcompile@tweety.build.redhat.com) (gcc version
 4.0.0 20050606 (Red Hat 4.0.0-11)) #1 Thu Jun 9 20:56:43 EDT 2005

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernels 2.6.12-1.1390_FC4 2.6.12-1.1387_FC4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to boot

Actual Results:  Crashes.  The computer is compleatly crashed.  No activity of any kind

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-07-08 19:01:41 UTC
can you remove the 'quiet' from the boot command line, and see what the last
lines of text are ?

Comment 2 Andres Escallon 2005-07-11 19:49:36 UTC
I removed the 'quiet'  and the crash occurs after 'Set Host Name'.  The next 
operation, with feedback to the screen, in normal boot condition is 'Set Logical 

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 21:33:32 UTC
[This comment has been added as a mass update for all FC4 kernel bugs.
 If you have migrated this bug from an FC3 bug today, ignore this comment.]

Please retest your problem with todays 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 update.

If your problem involved being unable to boot, or some hardware not being
detected correctly, please make sure your /etc/modprobe.conf is correct *BEFORE*
installing any kernel updates.
If in doubt, you can recreate this file using..

mv /etc/sysconfig/hwconf /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.bak
mv /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf.bak

Thank you.

Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-08-26 08:43:54 UTC
It's possible you were hit by a recent mkinitrd bug.

Do these steps..

rpm -e kernel-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4  (only do this step if you have this installed)
yum update mkinitrd
yum update kernel

This should now work.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 163407 ***

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