(Kernel?) Freeze with eSata connected

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(Kernel?) Freeze with eSata connected

Post by Anakinholland » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:45 am

Hi all,

I've been running Linux on 2 laptops for a long time now, but never reinstalled it on my desktop after my last HDD-replacement, as Windows 7 fulfills the needs and allows me to game. But, an itch needed to be scratched so I decided to create a dual-boot. Here's where I've been running into this minor snag: my User-session freezes within a minute after boot...

I tried quite a few different distros:

Linux mint 11 64bit
Linux mint LMDE XFCE 32bit
Linux mint LMDE Gnome 32bit
CrunchBang 10 “Statler” r20110207 XFCE 32bit
Fedora 15 32bit

All these liveCDs (apart from the 64bit) were verified on my netbook, they all worked. Yet, when I boot them on my desktop, the GUI would start, and while negotiating network, it would just freeze completely. No Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, no Ctrl+Alt+SysRq (if that's even available on LiveCD?), no Ctrl+Alt+F1, etc.

First thing I tried after that is booting with "noacpi noapic", that didn't solve the issue. At that point however it dawned on me that some LiveCDs are supposed to mount all storage-devices/partitions and sometimes show them on the desktop. They weren't... So I power-cycled and powered down my Verbatim eSATA-device, et voila!! I'm now working on a liveCD:

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uname -a
Linux mint 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:24 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
My hardware:

Asus M3A79-T Deluxe Mobo
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor with 6GB of RAM
Asus HD4870 VideoCard
Couple of internal Samsung disks
Verbatim eSATA storage 2TB configured as "RAID BIG", which is just a spanned format http://www.verbatim-europe.co.uk/en_1/p ... 14612.html

I've run a "System Information" check, and added it to this post as an attachment. However, that doesn't show which IRQ's are used, so ran a lspci as well:

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mint@mint ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 Northbridge only dual slot PCI-e_GFX and HT3 K8 part
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port C)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV770 [Radeon HD 4870]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc HD48x0 audio
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
03:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6121 SATA II Controller (rev b2)
04:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB0400 Audigy2 Value
04:08.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW322/323 (rev 70)
I hope someone can help me out with this issue, as I'd like to not have to turn on/off the device every time I boot to a certain OS. Nevermind the access to 2TB of storage :P

TIA,

Anakin
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Re: (Kernel?) Freeze with eSata connected

Post by xenopeek » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:00 am

I don't have a solution to your problem, but I had an issue that my BIOS wouldn't get through POST with the eSata bracket attached. I switched to USB3, and this is just as fast and works without problems.
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Re: (Kernel?) Freeze with eSata connected

Post by Anakinholland » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:50 am

Yup,

Regretfully neither my motherboard nor my storage has a USB3-interface :(
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