Bug 458606 - kernel hangs on boot
kernel hangs on boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-08-10 16:42 EDT by Ram Bhamidipaty
Modified: 2008-08-13 15:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-08-13 15:15:01 EDT
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Description Ram Bhamidipaty 2008-08-10 16:42:54 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).

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Actual results: kernel hangs as above.

Expected results: installation diaglogs should appear on screen.

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Comment 1 Ram Bhamidipaty 2008-08-13 15:15:01 EDT
Problem was resolved by booting kernel with acpi=no option. This likely
means the problem is really in the ACPI stuff from the mainboard.

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