Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 35857
reboot into Windows ME results in ME halting immediately
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:39 EDT
laptop that did an up2date off of ftp.beta up2date servers to 7.1
only entries in lilo.conf are linux for 2.4.2-2 and winME other=/dev/hda1
if I init 6 and select ME from lilo graphical screen, it starts booting, I
see the splash screen, and it immediately halts and powers down. if a
power cycle is involved, there's no problem.
This would seem to be something about the state the Linux kernel leaves
some of the devices (maybe the PCMCIA controller? not sure) matching
winME's check for "in shutdown state".
Yes, this is arguably a bug in Windows ME, and I'm usually the last person
to want to request a kernel change (or any change for that matter) based
on existing Microsoft behavior, but...
If there's any chance whatsoever that this could get changed so that those
of us forced to dual boot wouldn't have to remember to power cycling when
booting back to Microsoft, it'd be a great help for the usability of 7.1
in multi-boot environments.
This bug report makes me feel dirty.
This is 100% sure a ME bug....
It's humorous though, as the common case is that Windows does things to hardware
that Linux has trouble recovering :)