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Boot hanging after computer rebuild

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:13 am
by Ducky
Disclaimer: I have tried searching with little luck. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum, and of course offer my thanks for any support.

Backstory: I installed Mint a couple years ago, and managed to ruin the dual boot shortly after. After rebuilding my computer this week with an Asus LGA 2011 mobo, Intel 3930k, Nvidia GTX570, and 16 GB of G.Skill DDR3 RAM; I decided to fix the dual boot. Something with my Windows 7 partition is destroyed and can't be fixed, so suddenly I found myself trying to run Mint exclusively.

Problem: The boot DVD hangs on "xhci_hcd 0000:08:00.0 WARN event TRB for slot 1 ep 0 with no TDs queued".

Troubleshooting accomplished: I googled that exact phrase and found only a couple of results. The results led me to believe it was an issue with USB 3.0. I disabled USB 3.0 in the BIOS and got the same result. I have checked each stick of RAM individually and they are all serviceable, and the motherboard itself is not displaying any faults on the two digit display it has on board.

Any suggestions?

Re: Boot hanging after computer rebuild

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:11 pm
by michaelg14
I don't have the same error but I also cannot boot from the DVD. I think it is because the boot loader is not compatible with a newer Nvidia graphics card. Ubuntu 11.10 is the same way. I have installed Mint 12 prior to updating my graphics card to a 560 and it works fine, I just can't get the DVD to boot.

Re: Boot hanging after computer rebuild

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:36 pm
by hefff
its maybe not a bad idea to input the info that ur HDD is obviously dead???

Re: Boot hanging after computer rebuild

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:43 pm
by Inkit
I'm sorry I cannot be of direct help, but just a few suggestions. I am assuming that you are booting up from the same DVD that you used in your earlier install. Which version of Mint is this? Have you tried any other version?
Also If you have another system have you tried checking if the DVD boots from there. If it does how about you interchanging the HD alone into the older machine installing there, bringing it back to your new system and checking if it boots from there. Who knows but it may work. Or if you have the image file with you elsewhere, you can try creating a USB bootabable device using unetboot and checking if that will work.
I'm just shooting in the dark here because I have no idea what the error means. Just offering ideas as they pop into my head is all.

Re: Boot hanging after computer rebuild

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:04 am
by hefff
he just havent typed all the info which he posted at the other forum. That was my post all bout. His hdd is dead.

Re: Boot hanging after computer rebuild

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:49 am
by michaelg14
I don't know about the original poster and his hard drive problems but...

I tried to boot the original DVD that I had loaded the system with (Mint 12) and it would not boot. I also tried ubuntu 10.04 and it came up ok. I created a usb version of ubuntu 11.10 and got the same error from it that I got with the good DVD. I think it is related to the graphics card a Nvidia 560. I was going to put the old graphics in but I haven't gotten around to it.

Re: Boot hanging after computer rebuild

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:45 am
by hefff

Re: Boot hanging after computer rebuild

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:47 pm
by michaelg14
Thank you for those links. I have Lisa running fine as it was installed before I upgraded graphics cards. Linux 3.1 may solve the problem with booting a live DVD. Hopefully it will be in the next release. I have always used Nvidia and never had issues, but I don't use Linux for graphic intensive applications. When Mint 13 comes out I may have to switch back to my old card.

Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack this thread.