Bug 732755 - 3.1rc2 and rc3 fails to boot on EFI 32 MacMini2,1
Summary: 3.1rc2 and rc3 fails to boot on EFI 32 MacMini2,1
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John Feeney
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-23 13:57 UTC by Mads Kiilerich
Modified: 2013-01-10 07:40 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel-3.1.0-0.rc5.git0.0.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-09-09 15:33:57 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
dmesg from 3.0.1-3 - I don't get as far as interacting with 3.1 (122.43 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-23 13:57 UTC, Mads Kiilerich
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Description Mads Kiilerich 2011-08-23 13:57:52 UTC
Created attachment 519468 [details]
dmesg from 3.0.1-3 - I don't get as far as interacting with 3.1

kernel-PAE-3.0.1-3.fc16.i686 works
but exactly the same grub2 setup with
kernel-PAE-3.1.0-0.rc2.git7.2.fc16.i686 or
kernel-PAE-3.1.0-0.rc3.git0.0.fc16.i686 fails. It just hangs after grub have loaded initrd and handed over control.

I saw a similar problem on an iMac 64-bit when grub gfxpayload was set. Phcoder made a patch for disabling that in EFI mode. Mjg59 mentioned another approach and kernel changes.


The 3.1 kernels work ok on iMac 64-bit.

Comment 1 Matthew Garrett 2011-08-23 14:22:41 UTC
Suspect this is the rtc code changes.

Comment 2 Mads Kiilerich 2011-08-24 13:02:13 UTC
I noticed that the same machine with 3.0.1-3 reports

Oops:efitime: can't read time!
i915 ... Invalid ROM contents
[drm:intel_parse_bios] *ERROR* VBT signature missing

Comment 3 Mads Kiilerich 2011-08-30 13:06:00 UTC
kernel-PAE-3.1.0-0.rc4.git0.0.fc16.i686 fails too.

Comment 4 Matthew Garrett 2011-08-30 15:38:40 UTC
This is caused by ef68c8f87ed13f65df867dddf36c0e185b27b942

Comment 5 Mads Kiilerich 2011-09-09 15:21:19 UTC
Confirmed, kernel-3.1.0-0.rc4.git0.1.fc16 can boot.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-09-09 15:43:10 UTC
kernel-3.1.0-0.rc5.git0.0.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-09-12 03:42:08 UTC
kernel-3.1.0-0.rc5.git0.0.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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