Bug 205650 - FC6-test2 boot fails on ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard
FC6-test2 boot fails on ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-09-07 16:36 EDT by Jim Mollmann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-08 19:39:43 EDT
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Description Jim Mollmann 2006-09-07 16:36:49 EDT
Description of problem:FC6-test2 install DVD boot fails to complete. It hangs

io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)

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How reproducible:every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.insert FC6test2 install DVD and boot
2.press "enter" at install type prompt
Actual results:hang

Expected results:install FC6-test2

Additional info:looks like the same as Bugzilla Bug 205090
Comment 1 David Robinson 2006-09-19 23:06:11 EDT
This is still a problem in FC6 test 3. Booting with noapic works. The bug has
been reported on bugzilla.kernel.org.


A solution has also been proposed, and it does fix the problem, but I'm not sure
if it breaks anything.


There are several bugzillas open for this bug too - 201529, 205090 (and probably
Comment 2 Steve 2006-09-21 01:32:16 EDT
Make sure you have latest BIOS
I have an ASUS M2N-E board and this is in the faq for the motherboard at
I got Linux installation failure on M2N-E. How can I fix this problem?

Please update BIOS to 0302 or later.
0301 can fix certain DualCore CPU failed to install on Linux problem.
0302 can fix Fedora Core 5 installation failure problem.

there may be a similar issue with your M2NPV-VM.
Comment 3 Jim Mollmann 2006-09-21 21:05:02 EDT
Problem is seen with BIOS 0303
Comment 4 David Mitchell 2006-09-24 15:05:36 EDT
I was able to get the installation to work using noapic and acpic=off, but 
once I installed FC6-test3 to my SATA hard drives (using software RAID-5), I 
get a kernel panic with the error "cannot open root device".  So, FC6-test3  
fails to boot using SATA drives with software RAID under the latest BIOS, 
namely, M2NPV-VM Release BIOS 0405.

Below are my kernel parameters:
module /vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2630.fc6xen ro root=/dev/md1 noapic acpi=off rhgb
Comment 5 Jim Mollmann 2007-04-08 19:39:43 EDT
Finally got FC6 to install after ugrading the BIOS to 0502(?).

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