Bug 212172 - FC6 boot fails on ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard
Summary: FC6 boot fails on ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-10-25 14:30 UTC by Vladislav Titov
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-06 16:32:41 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
/var/log/messages (112.58 KB, text/plain)
2006-10-25 19:41 UTC, mip
no flags Details
/var/log/dmesg (13.74 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-10-25 19:42 UTC, mip
no flags Details

Description Vladislav Titov 2006-10-25 14:30:20 UTC
Description of problem:
FC-6-x86_64 DVD fails to boot on motherboard ASUS M2NPV-VM. It hangs at:

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

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert FC6 install DVD and boot
2. Press "enter" at install type prompt
3. It hangs
Actual results:

Expected results:
Install Fedora Core 6

Additional info:
Problem looks to be the same as Bugs 205090 and 205650.

Comment 1 mip 2006-10-25 19:38:53 UTC
I encountered the same problem with motherboard ASUS A8M2N-LA. The system boots
up with kernel parameter acpi=off. There is also a problem with usb devices.
When the system is up I can't use my usb cordless Logitech mouse. I tried
different kernel parameters without success, noapci nofb and pci=biosirq.
Attached is the /var/log/messages and the last dmesg.

Comment 2 mip 2006-10-25 19:41:58 UTC
Created attachment 139393 [details]

Comment 3 mip 2006-10-25 19:42:49 UTC
Created attachment 139394 [details]

Comment 4 Vladislav Titov 2006-10-26 17:25:24 UTC
Here is the message that installation is working with new version (0504) of BIOS
for Asus M2NPV-VM: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=657838&postcount=11.
Am going to check it tomorrow.

Comment 5 Vladislav Titov 2006-10-27 07:38:54 UTC
I have flashed my M2NPV-VM with BIOS 0504. After this FC-6-x86_64 installation
have started successfully without any additional parameters. 
I have only one doubt at present moment: I am afraid that the same bug may
appear after next BIOS or Kernel update. Could somebody from Kernel team give
any suggestions for future?

Comment 6 mip 2006-10-27 19:22:39 UTC
Lucky you...

Sad that there is no new bios for the ASUS A8M2N-LA, because this is a mainboard
produced for HP Pavillon t3551.de PC and I have the latest bios provided by HP :-(

Comment 7 David Daney 2006-10-30 16:19:50 UTC
Same thing on my HP Pavilion a1410n w/ A8N-LA motherboard :(

Comment 8 Dave Jones 2006-10-31 22:34:59 UTC
What's the last few lines that gets printed when you boot with initcall_debug 

(remove the 'quiet' from the boot command line)

Comment 9 Vladislav Titov 2006-11-01 08:08:51 UTC
Dave, who have to answer your question?
I have FC6 working now, so I suppose that Michael or David have to answer on it.
Is it right?

Comment 10 mip 2006-11-01 20:09:56 UTC
The last three lines are:

io scheduler cfq registered (default)
Calling initcall 0xffffffff80659588: blk_traceinit+0x0/0xc9()
Calling initcall 0xffffffff80344873: pci_init+0x0/0x2b()

Comment 11 Steve 2006-11-09 20:07:49 UTC
I noticed you may not have DMA on your DVD drive. You may have to add kernel
arguement like noprobe

NFORCE-MCP51: 0000:00:0d.0 (rev a1) UDMA133 controller
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf400-0xf407, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf408-0xf40f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
Probing IDE interface ide0...
Probing IDE interface ide1...
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
Probing IDE interface ide0...

Comment 12 Frederic 2006-12-31 14:11:51 UTC
With my ASUS A8M2N-LA, I found that the root cause of the Probing idc0 freeze
was related to this earlier error message, MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected
to IO-APIC.  This is with kernel 2-6.18, FC6.
The workaround is using kernel parameter no_timer_check.
Apparently, this is solved in 2-6.19, but I have not checked.

Comment 13 mip 2007-01-03 19:04:06 UTC
Thanks, this kernel option works fine for me :-)

Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 04:06:10 UTC
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Comment 15 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 16:32:39 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
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