Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 861515
kernel 3.6 fails to boot. apci=off works, acpi=ht does not
Last modified: 2012-10-03 21:10:23 EDT
Description of problem:
The kernel hangs when trying to boot the 3.6 version. Latest 3.5 works.
Booting with acpi=off works, but acpi=ht does not.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I have tried all the kernels since the alpha (latest test with 3.6.0-0.rc7.git1.4.fc18.x86_64)
Boot any 3.6 kernel on this hardware.
The kernel hangs after "Loading initial ramdisk...".
A booting kernel with acpi turned on
I tried the suggestions given on the wiki:
acpi=off makes it boot. acpi=ht does not boot. Found this comment somewhere:
"This disables all of ACPI except just enough to enable Hyper Threading. If acpi=off works and acpi=ht fails, then the issue is in the ACPI table parsing code itself, or perhaps the SMP code."
Created attachment 618775 [details]
lspci (from 3.6.0-0.rc6.git0.2)
Created attachment 618776 [details]
dmidecode (from 3.6.0-0.rc6.git0.2)
Created attachment 618777 [details]
dmesg (from 3.6.0-0.rc6.git0.2)
With the newer kernels (3.6.0-1) the problem is gone. I do get a lot of warnings and errs in dmesg but I can live with that.