Bug 456041 - F9 does not enter in rescue mode
F9 does not enter in rescue mode
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com
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Reported: 2008-07-21 02:45 EDT by Răzvan Sandu
Modified: 2008-10-09 12:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-09 12:05:15 EDT
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Description Răzvan Sandu 2008-07-21 02:45:04 EDT
Description of problem:

Hello,

I've experienced serious troubles in using Fedora 9 on a Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo
Mobile V5535, x86_64 machine (serial YKDA267743, for identification on Fujitsu's
site).

Hardware configuration is here:
http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_a587367e-3cb5-4baa-b812-75d2212f9b08

Among these problems:

1. I've tried to use Fedora 9's original DVD to boot in rescue mode. Booting
went on normally until the last phase, after the message that says the existing
installation is available under /mnt/sysimage. After that, I can't get a shell:
the machine suddenly restarts, too fast to see an error message. Of course I
have no mean to keep logs.

However, I was able to use CentOS 5.2 DVD for entering in rescue mode, so I
suspect a regression.

2. When trying to use the F9 Live CD, graphical interface doesn't start - user
is left over at text-mode login prompt.

3. I've managed to install an Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 on this laptop, but was I unable
to get the wireless working, despite following many detailed howto's available
on the Net:

(5772:28:5772:12391) pci, Unknown, NETWORK, AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI
Express Adapter

Windows reports this wi-fi adapter as Atheros AR E0007EG.

I've tried all methods, both native madwifi drivers or ndiswrapper + (known to
work) Windows drivers, but no luck.


Regards,
Răzvan
Comment 1 Răzvan Sandu 2008-07-21 03:07:36 EDT
In order to obtain maximum information about hardware, here's the output of
lspci -vvv on this Fujitsu machine:


# lspci -vvv

00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Siemens Computers Unknown device 1125
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 32
	Region 0: Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
	Capabilities: [c0] AGP version 3.5
		Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=2 Cal=3 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW+ AGP3+
Rate=x4,x8
		Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP- GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual
PCI-to-PCI bridge) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
	Memory behind bridge: d4000000-d40fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: c0000000-cfffffff
	Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO]
(rev 01)
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 0

00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
(prog-if 80 [Master])
	Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS5513 EIDE Controller (A,B step)
	Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 128
	Interrupt: pin ? routed to IRQ 16
	Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
	Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
	Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
	Region 3: I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
	Region 4: I/O ports at 1000 [size=16]
	Capabilities: [58] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev
0f) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 32 (20000ns max)
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
	Region 0: Memory at d4204000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev
0f) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 32 (20000ns max)
	Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 21
	Region 0: Memory at d4205000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
(prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Siemens Computers Unknown device 1125
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 32 (20000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
	Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 22
	Region 0: Memory at d4206000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME+
	Capabilities: [58] Debug port

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit
Ethernet Adapter (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Siemens Computers Unknown device 1125
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 0
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
	Region 0: Memory at d4407000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
	Region 1: I/O ports at 1080 [size=128]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE
mode (rev 03) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
	Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode
	Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 32
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
	Region 0: I/O ports at 1058 [size=8]
	Region 1: I/O ports at 104c [size=4]
	Region 2: I/O ports at 1050 [size=8]
	Region 3: I/O ports at 1048 [size=4]
	Region 4: I/O ports at 1020 [size=16]
	Capabilities: [58] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:06.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge (prog-if
00 [Normal decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 0000f000-00000fff
	Memory behind bridge: d4100000-d41fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fff00000-00000000000fffff
	Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
	Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Unknown device 0004
	Capabilities: [c0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
		Address: 00000000fee0300c  Data: 4151
	Capabilities: [d0] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
		Device: Supported: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag+
		Device: Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
		Device: Errors: Correctable+ Non-Fatal+ Fatal+ Unsupported+
		Device: RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
		Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
		Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Port 0
		Link: Latency L0s <1us, L1 <2us
		Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 64 bytes CommClk- ExtSynch-
		Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1
		Slot: AtnBtn- PwrCtrl- MRL- AtnInd- PwrInd- HotPlug- Surpise-
		Slot: Number 0, PowerLimit 0.000000
		Slot: Enabled AtnBtn- PwrFlt- MRL- PresDet- CmdCplt- HPIrq-
		Slot: AttnInd Off, PwrInd Off, Power-
		Root: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- PME-
	Capabilities: [f4] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:07.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge (prog-if
00 [Normal decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=4d, subordinate=4e, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00004fff
	Memory behind bridge: dc000000-dfffffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fff00000-00000000000fffff
	Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
	Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Unknown device 0004
	Capabilities: [c0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
		Address: 00000000fee0300c  Data: 4159
	Capabilities: [d0] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
		Device: Supported: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag+
		Device: Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
		Device: Errors: Correctable+ Non-Fatal+ Fatal+ Unsupported+
		Device: RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
		Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
		Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Port 0
		Link: Latency L0s <1us, L1 <2us
		Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 64 bytes CommClk- ExtSynch-
		Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x0
		Slot: AtnBtn- PwrCtrl- MRL- AtnInd- PwrInd- HotPlug+ Surpise+
		Slot: Number 0, PowerLimit 0.000000
		Slot: Enabled AtnBtn- PwrFlt- MRL- PresDet+ CmdCplt- HPIrq-
		Slot: AttnInd Off, PwrInd Off, Power-
		Root: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- PME-
	Capabilities: [f4] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:0f.0 Audio device: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Siemens Computers Unknown device 1125
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 0 (13000ns min, 2750ns max)
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
	Region 0: Memory at d4200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=55mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:1f.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge (prog-if
00 [Normal decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 0000f000-00000fff
	Memory behind bridge: fff00000-000fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fff00000-00000000000fffff
	Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
	Capabilities: [d0] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
		Device: Supported: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag+
		Device: Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
		Device: Errors: Correctable+ Non-Fatal+ Fatal+ Unsupported+
		Device: RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
		Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
		Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x16, ASPM L0s L1, Port 0
		Link: Latency L0s <1us, L1 <2us
		Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 64 bytes CommClk- ExtSynch-
		Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x0
		Slot: AtnBtn- PwrCtrl- MRL- AtnInd- PwrInd- HotPlug- Surpise-
		Slot: Number 0, PowerLimit 75.000000
		Slot: Enabled AtnBtn- PwrFlt- MRL- PresDet- CmdCplt- HPIrq-
		Slot: AttnInd Off, PwrInd Off, Power-
		Root: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- PME-
	Capabilities: [a0] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
		Address: fee0300c  Data: 4161
	Capabilities: [f4] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [70] Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE
VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Fujitsu Siemens Computers Unknown device 1125
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9
	BIST result: 00
	Region 0: Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	Region 1: Memory at d4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
	Region 2: I/O ports at 9000 [size=128]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [50] AGP version 3.0
		Status: RQ=256 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW-
AGP3+ Rate=x4,x8
		Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP- GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg
Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Atheros Communications Inc. Unknown device 3067
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping-
SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 16 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9
	Region 0: Memory at d4100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
		Address: 00000000  Data: 0000
	Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0
		Device: Supported: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag-
		Device: Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <64us
		Device: AtnBtn- AtnInd- PwrInd-
		Device: Errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
		Device: RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
		Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
		Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Port 0
		Link: Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <64us
		Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 128 bytes CommClk- ExtSynch-
		Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1
	Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=1
		Vector table: BAR=0 offset=00000000
		PBA: BAR=0 offset=00000000
Comment 2 Andy Lindeberg 2008-07-21 09:38:05 EDT
Can you try installing with the latest build of rawhide?
Comment 3 Răzvan Sandu 2008-07-21 09:58:00 EDT
Unfortunately, I am asked to install Ubuntu 8.04 on this machine (which is not
mine - I'll have to return it in a few hours...).

But I've tried to use Fedora's fdisk to partition the HDD (before installing
both Windows XP and Ubuntu) and I've notice this strange behaviour, so I thought
it would be useful to post here as much hardware data as I can - first-hand
data. ;-)


Best regards,
Răzvan
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2008-10-09 12:05:15 EDT
Hm, haven't ever been able to reproduce this in testing here and it's entirely possible this is being caused by some other traceback that we have since fixed.  If you're able to test with rawhide at some point and see this is still happening, feel free to reopen this bug report.  Thanks.

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