Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198853
boot hangs on Asus P5WD2 motherboard after upgrading to 2.6.17 kernel
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:27:53 EST
After upgrading /i.e. yum update/ to 2.6.17 kernel (either .2139 or .2145) boot
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel
PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area is not E820-reserved
PSI: Not usig MMCONFIG
Red Hat nash version 5.0.32
The 2.6.15 kernel from the distribution or 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5smp worked fine.
Upgrading to latest BIOS rev 0501 3/27/2006 did not help.
Asus P5WD2-EAYZ motherboard, Pentium4/3GHz, 2GB RAM, mirrored SATA wichesters
/boot and swap in normal partition (2GB each) everything else on LVM
every time, 3 of 3 machines with same motherboard
2 of them exactly the same configuration, the third has 4GB RAM and an
additional winchester for the operationg system, so only users' data is on
I am having a very similar problem. Kernel 2.6.17 hangs right after "Red Hat
nash version 5.032". Kernel 2.6.15 works fine.
Configuration: Dell Optiplex Pentium II
Reproducible: every boot
Possibly related to Bug 196556?
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
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 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.
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of this bug can request that the bug be reopened by adding a
comment to the bug.
In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed. See bug 207474 for further details.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
If this bug has been fixed, but you are now experiencing a different
problem, please file a separate bug for the new problem.
Sorry, I did not have time to update but kernel 2.6.17-1.2187 (with an update to
parted 1.7.1-15 earlier) already boots and works fine. I will test 2.6.18 but I
can not reboot just now.
ok, if the previous update works, we can close this out.
Kernel 2.6.18-1.2200 boots as well.