RC2 hangs trying to boot
jlaska at redhat.com
Fri May 13 18:32:52 UTC 2011
On Fri, 2011-05-13 at 10:21 -0700, Per Bothner wrote:
> On 05/13/2011 09:27 AM, James Laska wrote:
> > On Fri, 2011-05-13 at 09:09 -0700, Per Bothner wrote:
> >> I get the grub flash screen centered on the display
> >> (looks like 800 pixels wide out of 1920 wide native resolution).
> >> I can enter grub commands etc fine. When I boot I get
> >> Trying to allocate 941 pages from VMLINUZ2
> >> [Linux-EFI, setup=0x101e, size=0x3ac3101]
> >> [Initrd, addr=0x79ce2000, size=0x5e1a6e0]
> >> and then it hangs.
> > Check your kernel boot parameters, make sure you aren't redirecting
> > console output to another device (console=).
> Nope. Note this is booting from the DVD (Fedora-15-x86_64-DVD.iso
> burned to a DVD) or a USB stick - I certainly haven't changed the
> > The initrd.img in Fedora 15 is considerably larger than previous
> > releases. Allow the kernel some time to load the image. Walk away for
> > 5 minutes or so. Maybe we'll get lucky, and it just needed more time.
> Nope - it's taking longer than that.
> > Check your BIOS for any funky console redirection. Try booting
> > different milestones (Alpha, Beta) or releases (Fedora 14, 13 ...) to
> > find something that works.
> > If you can't find anything that works, I'd
> > be suspect of local hardware or configuration. If you find something
> > that does work ... we can work backwards to see when it started failing.
> > I'm poking around to see if there are any other debugging options,
> > because if console redirection isn't the problem, I'm out of ideas :(
> As mentioned, i386 live Alpha boots. Also,
> beta x86_64 live works, though it takes a while (nouveau needs to time out).
Does your system support EFI booting? Is it enabled currently in your
BIOS, if so ... try disabling?
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