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Bianca Freezes on initial boot

Postby mistapony on Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:52 am

Hi I have a weird issue on my Bianca Installation. Usually the first couple of times i try to boot the system it freezes right when the boot splash screen comes up. The green boot status bar doesn't move at all and I can't seem to do anything but reset the computer. Eventually it boots fine.

My system:

AMD Athlon 63 3400+
MSI motherboard with integrated Geforce 6150
512 Ram
180 Gig HD IDE
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Postby Boo on Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:16 pm

I wonder if it is really freezing or if just the graphics are freezing.

next time you are able to login edit the grub file

# sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

and remove the quiet from the boot command and comment out the splash screen line (put a # in the front of the line).

this will let you see at boot where the system is freezing or timing out...
or at least give us more info.
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Postby mistapony on Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:17 am

Ok I did as you instructed and the last two lines that it freezes on are:

ohci_hcd: 0000... OHCI Host Controller
ohci_hcd: 0000... New USB Bus Registered Assigned bus number 1

Then it just sits there. Eventually after quite a few restarts I get lucky and it seems to pass that ok.

Any ideas?
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Postby Boo on Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:35 pm

Just for testing you could turn off USB in the bios (if you can, or at least check its settings) and then test booting the system to see if it is the hardware or the kernel driver causing the problem.

unless the problem is whatever is initialised after the USB and we just cann't see it yet.

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Postby mistapony on Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:25 pm

I have a usb multicard reader that I unplugged and now it seems to boot fine. Any ideas what the conflict could be?
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Postby Boo on Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:00 am

I have heard of those types of readers doing strange things but not at boot up.
It could be fixed with a newer kernel but that could break other things.
what kernel are you running? (or the original one could fix it)

uname -p

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Postby mistapony on Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:07 am

uname -p gives me unknown but I believe its: 2.6.17-11-generic
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Postby Boo on Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:15 am

oops wrong unix system. haha

uname -a tells you everything.

if you still have kernel 2.6.27-10 installed boot off it and see if you still get that error.
you can reinstall it from synaptic but you may need to force it because it may complain that a newer one is installed. (bloody computers).

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