Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458606
kernel hangs on boot
Last modified: 2008-08-13 15:15:01 EDT
Description of problem: Kernel hangs during initial boot. Last
messages on screen are:
Compat vDSO mapped to ffffe000.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
ACPI: Core revision 20070126
The cursor is stopped where the '_' character is.
I am doing a PXE boot, but I have seen the
same failure if I boot via a USB stick as well.
Setup is simple for pxe boot: dhcp server set to return
filename "/tftpboot/pxelinux.0", and the pxe config
file is basically copied from the f10 netinst iso image.
This is on a supermicro C2SEE mainboard with the Intel G43
chipset. I have also seen the same failure at the same point
with the Fedora 9 install image (via PXE).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Actual results: kernel hangs as above.
Expected results: installation diaglogs should appear on screen.
Problem was resolved by booting kernel with acpi=no option. This likely
means the problem is really in the ACPI stuff from the mainboard.