Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 845231
USB reports error on boot when Transcend 16GB JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 Flash Drive plugged in to GA-MA770T-UD3 motherboard with USB 2.0
Last modified: 2012-11-14 15:47:43 EST
Created attachment 601931 [details]
Edited messages showing both the error and the successful detection of USB
Description of problem:
Boot interrupted with USB errors when booting with Transcend 16GB JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 stick plugged into my GA-MA770T-UD3 motherboard with USB 2.0.
Plugging the same disk in once the system is running produces no error and the device appears to run normally.
Logs for error and successful plugin while running are attached.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure computer is off
2. Plug in Transcend 16GB JetFlash 700 USB 3.0 stick
3. Boot fedora and observe error messages on screen during pause in boot
Error messages on screen and paused boot.
Normal boot, and normal detection of USB device.
The actual error messages appear to be general USB error messages as a google search will turn up the same messages (or variations there on) going back to 2006. My hunch is that this is somehow related to the stick being a USB 3.0 stick and my motherboard being a USB 2.0 motherboard.
I've checked this issue on another motherboard and not had the same issue. So I guess it's something relating to my gigabyte motherboard. Tried upgrading its bios to F10 also with no success.
I should also mention that when I boot with the Transcend USB stick in once booted the mouse and keyboard (both USB) are normally not functioning and don't respond at all (including numlock light) until I unplug the Transcend USB where they immediately start functioning. Plugging in the Transcend USB baclk in after boot makes it function normally.
What are the actual error messages? While it is possible that this is a kernel issue, a driver problem with your current hardware, it seems much more likely to be a bios issue. The driver handles it just fine when it is inserted after boot.
The attached file shows the error messages. If it were a pure bios issue then I'd expect the error messages to come from the bios rather than the kernel, or there to be problems with other OS's.
Not necessarily. The kernel treats the drive the same rather it is plugged in at boot or not. When you plug in after boot, the bios doesn't know or care, but when it is plugged in at boot, the bios is doing something to make it not not work.
# Mass update to all open bugs.
Kernel 3.6.2-1.fc16 has just been pushed to updates.
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Yep, tested this with Kernel 3.6.6-1.fc17.x86_64 and it appears to have been resolved. Marking it as such.