Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507904
Fedora 11 hangs during boot because some acpi failure.
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:16:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora 11 hangs during boot just after the message Press "I" to interactive mode. Usually, it hangs when "Verifying disks" is printed, but not always. Some times was 1 or 2 messages above/below. This happens no matter what runlevel was selected.
I've noticed this problem with Fedora 9, 10 and 11 when installed in a box with MB: GA-945GCM-S2C (Gigabyte), CPU intel core 2 duo and 1,5 GB RAM. I've noticed this with a Toshiba Tecra A8 notebook to.
The only way to get Linux started is passing acpi=off parameter to kernel in Grub menu or changing the APIC mode to PIC in Bios.
This problem wasn't observed with SuSe 10.1 installed in that box.
All installation occur without any problems. The problem was observed only during system installed boot. Also, a message "Invalid PBLK lenght" was observed before system hangs up (more precisely, immediatally before [Press "I" to interactive mode] message was printed). This message was not printed if any of the above workarounds was been selected.
I've found similar bugs related here, but the main difference is that in this cases, the system hangs during installation process.
Same bug was reported in Fedora 9 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=454846) and was marked as unsovled!
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