Bug 623890 - boot freezes after "Probing EDD(...)...ok"
Summary: boot freezes after "Probing EDD(...)...ok"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 13
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-13 04:47 UTC by ken
Modified: 2011-06-28 14:38 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-06-28 14:38:12 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
dmesg output from successful boot (25.40 KB, text/plain)
2010-08-19 23:53 UTC, ken
no flags Details

Description ken 2010-08-13 04:47:14 UTC
Description of problem:
When booting the system, the line "Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)...ok" is displayed, but then the system is frozen. Only a hard reset will work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot PC
2. at initial splash screen edit kernel parameters to remove rhgb and quiet (if not already removed)
3. hit return to boot.
Actual results:

the following line displayed: "Probing EDD (edd=off to disable) ... ok", then the PC is frozen, and needs hard reset or power cycle.

Expected results:

typical boot messages displayed, along with a successful boot.

Additional info:

I have had this system running in practically the same configuration since RH9. I was running F11 for over two years before I upgraded to F13. I did do a test install on a similar system that did work. The only difference is that the failing system has a SCSI array adapter.

Also, the system will boot after a random number or resets - anywhere from 2 to 50+. Basically hit or miss.

If I do manage to get this system booted I will attach the dmesg boot log.

Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2010-08-17 02:20:59 UTC
If you get it to boot, try the kernel from updates-testing.

Comment 2 ken 2010-08-19 23:53:12 UTC
Created attachment 439824 [details]
dmesg output from successful boot

Comment 3 ken 2010-08-20 00:40:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> If you get it to boot, try the kernel from updates-testing.

That kernel did the same thing.

I have attached a dmesg output from a successful boot (from kernel).

Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2010-08-23 06:04:00 UTC
Do you get any aditional messages if you remove "rhgb" and "quiet" from the kernel options in /etc/grub.conf ?

Comment 5 Destinatus 2010-11-03 15:29:01 UTC
I'm not sure if this would be the right place to post this, but I'm hitting this as well with the kernel on the F14 1386 install DVD. I either get a freeze as above or I get a "decompression failed" error whilst the kernel is loading the initrd with the standard "System halted" message straight after. It might also be worth a note that the display is rather garbled when I reach the boot menu.

I'll, er, leave it at that just in case I should be filing this as a new bug. ;)

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