Description of problem: I installed F12-Alpha with no problem and it runs fine with all updates except kernel. The original kernel, kernel-2.6.31-0.125.4.2.rc5.git2.fc12.i686, works fine. Any update so far has failed to boot. The only indication I get/can find is that the various drives on the system (built-in Promise S150 TX4 RAID 0 and 3 USB drives) are found and then it simply stops booting. CTRL-ALT-DEL works so it's not frozen but I never get past enumerating drives. I don't know that drive enumeration is the problem, just that it stops there. I have unplugged the USB drives to eliminate them as a possible cause.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anything > kernel-2.6.31-0.125.4.2.rc5.git2.fc12.i686
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install updated kernel
3.Hit ESC to watch messages
Boot process stalls after enumerating drives
Additional info: Tried one time with "rhgb quiet" out of the kernel string and it froze completely, without giving me the expected output. Might have been a 1 time thing, don't know.
Can you take a picture of the screen when it stalls and attach that?
Created attachment 362483 [details]
screenshot of where boot hangs
This shows the only messages displayed when the boot process hangs.
New detail while mucking about getting the screenshot requested.
I tried the "nomodeset" kernel option to see what happens since I'm using a Radeon HD3650 (actually an Asus card) and there have been issues on at least F11. That got me past the hang but when gdm was trying to start up, the pointer quickly became very sluggish and no keyboard attempts were responded to. I tried CTRL-ALT F1-F9 with no luck and the keyboard status indicators didn't change when trying Caps Lock or Num Lock. The hard drive was showing activity but the only way out was the reset button (I tried CTRL-ALT-DEL). A reboot into the working kernel showed the messages log filling with entries shown below for the duration of my attempts to get the mouse or keyboard to respond.
Sep 24 07:14:26 localhost kernel: [drm] wait idle failed status : 0xA0003030 0x00000003
My previous comment about removing "rhgb quiet" from the kernel parameters seems to have been a one time thing - no problems today.
It's discovering your raid0 array as three separate drives and isn't assembling the array. This looks like it's a problem with the new dracut initrd.
Ow. Why would "nomodeset" get past this issue?
(In reply to comment #5)
> Ow. Why would "nomodeset" get past this issue?
Maybe the array gets assembled after the graphics hardware inits? Can you attach /var/log/dmesg after booting with nomodeset?
Created attachment 362888 [details]
dmesg using nomodeset
dmesg from failed boot using nomodeset kernel option. Boot completes to the point where gdm is trying to get to login screen - pointer shows up but activity indicator (circle of "bubbles" around pointer) disappears/stops, pointer becomes very lethargic/sticky and nothing more happens.
Created attachment 362889 [details]
messages file comparing failed boot using nomodeset to complete boot using old kernel
Edited messages file from failed boot using nomodeset kernel option. Failed boot is first, good boot with old kernel starts at 08:01:39
Added dmesg for a nomodeset boot. Also attached a messages file to compare same failed boot with a successful boot.
Updated to F12 Beta (install from DVD). The default install option crapped out at the startup of the GUI. An install using the basic video option worked as does the installed OS - as long as I use the VESA driver. I tried to grab the ATI proprietary driver but it won't install with F12 yet.
So, it appears to be a Radeon driver issue, as far as I can tell...
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
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