Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 981898
Kernel 3.9 can not boot
Last modified: 2013-10-08 13:06:05 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrade from fedora 17 to fedora 19, the default kernel hangs before going into the graphical mode. Nothing is written in /var/log/messages.
Booting the 3.8 kernel from fedora 17 (which was still present after the upgrade) works fine.
Most probably it is related to bug 981627, because the 3.9 kernel (also the fc17 version) never worked on my laptop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Both 3.9 versions fail in the same way:
Boot one of these kernels. Maybe you need a Asus Zenbook UX31E (with SSD of 256GB).
Steps to Reproduce:
Hanging boot process, graphical mode is not started, nothing is written to /var/log/messages.
After updating grub2 (BIOS version) by
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
the laptop could again boot the 3.9 kernel. So it works for me now.
I guess at least a note should be added to the documentation that this can happen and that a grub update fixes the problem.
*********** MASS BUG UPDATE **************
We apologize for the inconvenience. There is a large number of bugs to go through and several of them have gone stale. Due to this, we are doing a mass bug update across all of the Fedora 19 kernel bugs.
Fedora 19 has now been rebased to 3.11.1-200.fc19. Please test this kernel update and let us know if you issue has been resolved or if it is still present with the newer kernel.
If you experience different issues, please open a new bug report for those.