Boot process hangs

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Jensen
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Boot process hangs

Post by Jensen » 30 Aug 2007, 10:36

First of all sorry if my English is not perfect.

During the boot (systemrescuecd-x86-0.3.7) I get the following screen, than my computer freezes totally:

Image

I've already checked:

My memory,
the md5 checksum of the downloaded iso,
and I've tried several options, like nofb, noapic, doscsi (I have SATA HDD-s)
and MANY others (in different combinations) -> nothing changed.
I've burnt the CD with data verification.


I have got 2,25Gb Ram, my mainboard is MSI 865PE-Neo2-P.

I think, this problem is very strange, because the system stops very early...

Please help me, I have to backup my system as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Jensen
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Post by Jensen » 30 Aug 2007, 13:20

The same thing happens when booting from usbstick. :( :( :(

Jensen
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Post by Jensen » 30 Aug 2007, 14:22

0.3.7
0.3.6
0.3.5
0.2.19 procudes the same problem. :!:
:x :?: :?: :?:

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Post by admin » 31 Aug 2007, 07:34

For the moment, I have no idea. Could you try version 0.3.8_beta10 since it's based on kernel 2.6.22.5 it's quite different.

Jensen
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Post by Jensen » 31 Aug 2007, 18:58

I've tried the following versions:

0.3.7
0.3.6
0.3.5
0.3.4
0.3.3
0.3.0
0.2.19
0.2.18

The lastest version which boots fine is 0.2.15. Hopefully it will recognize my SATA->USB rack, and de whole thing will work with Partimage. I was so upset because tha many CD-RW writing... so I haven't tried it yet.

STATISTICALLY it's very interesting that 0.2.15 has the most downloads on Sourceforge.

Jensen
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Post by Jensen » 31 Aug 2007, 19:01

I forgot one thing: the versions above don't work at all.

Flup
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Post by Flup » 17 Sep 2007, 08:29

FWIW I have exactly the same problem as described here. My machine is a 3GHz P4, 2GB RAM, unsure of motherboard type but it usually runs FC7 with kernel 2.6.22 and no special boot options.

This is using sysrescuecd version 0.3.8. I've tried noacpi, nodetect etc with no difference.

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Post by Flup » 17 Sep 2007, 08:42

More info: I get the same results with 0.4.0-beta7, using both kernels and all combinations of boot options.

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Post by admin » 17 Sep 2007, 13:33

You can also try the alternative kernel with version 0.4.0: use "vmlinuz2" instead of "rescuecd". It's a 2.6.20.19 kernel

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Post by Flup » 17 Sep 2007, 13:43

Thanks for the tip -- I tried that, but with the same results.

It seems to be something to do with my USB keyboard -- if I power off the system, unplug the keyboard, then boot it up with no keyboard, sysrescuecd does boot successfully. I can then plug in the keyboard.

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