Boot freeze

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Boot freeze

Post by skullmunky » 21 Jul 2007, 04:02

using systemrescuecd 0.3.7.

this disk boots and runs fine on one machine, but is freezing on another very similar one. they have different motherboards; the one that's freezing is a Gigabyte K8Vt890-9 (VIA chipset). it gets to the boot screen, i can choose a kernel and options, it starts booting, and freezes right after detecting the drives. last messages look like this:

Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0f.1
PCI: Assigned IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:0f.1
PCI: VIA VLink IRQ fixup for 0000:00:0f.1, from 255 to 11
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt8237 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci0000:00:0f.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xe800-0xe807, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
ide1: BM-DMA at oxe808,0xe80f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio

CD-ROM is on the first IDE bus; hard drive is an SATA, which comes up as IDE2 at boot.

i've tried all the usual kernel parameters (noapic, acpi=off, ide=nodma, nodetect, etc) to no avail. i've tried disabling IDE DMA in the bios, disabling IDE1 in the bios, unplugging and disabling the SATA bus completely, all to no avail. what else can i do??

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Post by pete.dawgg » 30 Jul 2007, 10:07

do you by any chance happen to have a recent (965+) intel-chipset? they don't have any "real" ide-controllers anymore (or sth like that), but if you append the kernel-boot-parameter

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it might work (helpled me a couple of times)

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