Description of problem:
first i have to make clear that not only kernel-184.108.40.206-217.2.8.fc11.x86_64 not working, but all kernel from 220.127.116.11 onwards, even 2.6.30 in updates-testing, only working kernel so far is just kernel-18.104.22.168-167.fc11.x86_64.
*Note that i have to boot with nomodeset to make my Xpress 1200 radeon chip functional*
Let me describe how the 22.214.171.124-217.2.8 boot process goes:
First i boot with kernel option nomodeset,rhgb,quiet,vga=0x323
With rhgb the graphics boot screen appears and then disappear immediately, and then boot process no longer continue, NOTE that kernel not panic and not lock up (still responsive to keyboard). so i did a ctrl-alt-del to reboot.
Next i boot with only nomodeset option
the kernel throws dozen of messages as usual, but it stops soon. last few message on screen:
Mounting sysfs filesystem
... [skip a lot of usb devices etc.] ....
Creating initial device node
[drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
radeon 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ18
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.30.0 20080528 for 000:01:00.0 on minor 0
keyboard is responsive , coz when i hit keys, something appears on screen.
Later i tried with also acpi=off noapic , still no luck.
*Apparently, the boot process stop before "Welcome to fedora" text should show up, and after this DRM thing.*
This problem has been around for a while to me, and both of my machine unbootable (2 very different machine, one pentinum 4 M class, and this one Pentinum Dual Core)
###Unfortunately, THERE IS NO LOG written /var/log/messages ###
The only WORKING kernel is kernel-126.96.36.199-167.fc11.x86_64
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doesn't work as well
interesting, i did a /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd trying to change plymouth boot theme. However, i can't boot to 188.8.131.52.167 again.
So i suspect initrd is causing the problem, making newer kernel won't boot.
(this may also explain why the boot process stop at certain point but not crashed.)
i boot up the installer rescue mode and try to fix it.
accidentally i found /usr/libexec/mkliveinitrd, i did
/usr/libexec/mkliveinitrd /boot/myinitrd.img 184.108.40.206.167.fc11.x86_64
i apply grub-method and boot the kernel with myinitrd.img works fine again.
(except for a few /dev/loop* file exists messages appear when starting udev)
then, i do the same for kernel 220.127.116.11-217.2.16.fc11.x86_64.
/usr/libexec/mkliveinitrd /boot/myinitrd2.img 18.104.22.168-217.2.16.fc11.x86_64
and it boots fine. except for that /dev/loop messages.
apparently something has to do with mkinitrd.
because i tried mkinitrd, but it doesn't work again.
but /usr/libexec/mkliveinitrd works
I think I found a solution to this problem. I've experienced the same issue, and I found out, that I can get previously 'invalid' kernel to boot by changing the root parameter in GRUB.
With root=/dev/disk/by-label/root, it did not work, but when I changed the /dev/disk/... to /dev/sda1, everything went smoothly. I guess there must be some problem with partition mappings in newer kernels, which means that it is not possible to specify the partition by its label.
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