Bug 507904 - Fedora 11 hangs during boot because some acpi failure.
Fedora 11 hangs during boot because some acpi failure.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2009-06-24 12:52 EDT by Marlos de Mendonça Corrêa
Modified: 2010-06-28 09:16 EDT (History)
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Description Marlos de Mendonça Corrêa 2009-06-24 12:52:35 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. 

Additional info:

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[5] 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.
Comment 1 Marlos de Mendonça Corrêa 2009-07-07 22:07:09 EDT
Same bug was reported in Fedora 9 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=454846) and was marked as unsovled!
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 11:13:44 EDT
This message is a reminder that Fedora 11 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 11.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 09:16:44 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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