Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437666
Computer hangs very early in the boot process with "BIOS bug MP table errors detected"
Last modified: 2008-05-24 17:26:12 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20080208 Fedora/220.127.116.11-1.fc8 Firefox/18.104.22.168
Description of problem:
I have FC8 on my HP Pavillion a365c. Everything was fine with kernel 22.214.171.124-107.fc8. However, anything newer than that hangs very early in the boot process and gives the following: SMP mtable no processors registered BIOS bug MP table errors detecting disabling MP support I have tried 126.96.36.199-115.fc8 and 188.8.131.52-137.fc8. Both did the same thing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade your kernel on an HP Pavillion a365c to something newer than kernel-184.108.40.206-107.fc8
2. Boot into the new kernel
computer hangs very early in the process with a message
SMP mtable no processors registered
BIOS bug MP table errors detected
Disabling MP support
Normal boot into the upgraded kernel
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dmesg output from the last working kernel (kernel-220.127.116.11-107.fc8)
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lspci -nn output from last working kernel (kernel-18.104.22.168-107.fc8)
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lspci -vv output from last working kernel (kernel-22.214.171.124-107.fc8)
Please remove the "quiet" option from the 2.6.24 kernel and add "vga=1", then
boot and take a digital picture of the screen when it hangs and attach that.
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sequence of jpeg images during boot
It is quite a challenge to capture the crash screen. Please see if these
images provide any clues. If not, I am open to suggestions to capture the
I have tried the Fedora 9 KDE LiveCD. After seeing that it boots coorectly I
have upgraded my system to Fedora 9. Everything works as expected.