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#1 2012-10-31 16:48:09

MooPi
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boot hangs @

Did a pacman -Syu after noticing some draw errors on desktop . I decided to log out and back in but system hung up. Was forced to do a hard reboot and now system hangs at  "Decompressing Linux... Parsing ELF... done.  Booting the kernel."
Have boot from a Ultimate BootCD to check file system, hard disk and memory and no errors show. Don't know the best next step to correct issue.


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#2 2012-10-31 17:18:36

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Re: boot hangs @

I am also facing the same issue. Booting with kernel command line parameter mem=4G allows system to boot, thought only 3G of my 4G physical memory is detected. Is there something that needs to be configured with the latest kernel.

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#3 2012-10-31 19:35:40

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Re: boot hangs @

Same here. The system doesn't boot and hangs forever (with kernel 3.6.4-1) after upgrading today (2012-10-31). No kernel panic or error. Downgrading to 3.6.3-1 fixes the problem and so far everything looks normal. I desinstalled consolekit as it was announced, but don't think it has something to do with it.


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#4 2012-10-31 19:50:21

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Re: boot hangs @

I have this problem as well. I have searched about for it, and it appears that it is only bothering people with AMD CPUs.

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#5 2012-10-31 19:54:20

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#6 2012-10-31 20:06:05

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Re: boot hangs @

Are you on a 64-bit system?

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#7 2012-10-31 20:15:25

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Re: boot hangs @

Yes, 64-bit. AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor.


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#8 2012-10-31 20:40:16

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Re: boot hangs @

I'm facing the same issue with AMD A8-APU 3850

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#9 2012-10-31 20:55:47

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Re: boot hangs @

Adding mem=4g to boot options fixed the problem for me. Definately not a fix, but a workaround as stated in the linked forums above.

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#10 2012-10-31 23:22:35

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Re: boot hangs @

As mentioned before, there is an open ticket on this: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32307

Create an account on the ticket system and be sure to VOTE on this ticket.  It will help as soon as someone (hopefully) gets assigned to it.

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#11 2012-10-31 23:42:30

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Re: boot hangs @

Okay the system boots but gdm fails to start and i can't get gnome-session to run.


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#12 2012-11-01 17:59:46

ssisodia
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Re: boot hangs @

This issue seems to be resolved in kernel version 3.6.5 which is in testing at the moment.

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#13 2012-11-01 21:06:52

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Re: boot hangs @

ssisodia wrote:

This issue seems to be resolved in kernel version 3.6.5 which is in testing at the moment.

For me it's the other way around; 3.6.4 was fine, 3.6.5 fails. Not sure if that's the same problem though, since the computer in question only has 2G.

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#14 2012-11-06 18:47:39

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Re: boot hangs @

misc wrote:
ssisodia wrote:

This issue seems to be resolved in kernel version 3.6.5 which is in testing at the moment.

For me it's the other way around; 3.6.4 was fine, 3.6.5 fails. Not sure if that's the same problem though, since the computer in question only has 2G.

It's a different problem and may be related to mine: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1188782


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#15 2013-01-18 18:42:54

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Re: boot hangs @

I got hit by the same symptom: When exchanging an Athlon for an FX 6100 the initramfs just got stuck, nothing happening, kernel bulldozed.. This was reproducible for Arch-x86 3.6.11, Debian-64 (3.2.0), as well as an Fedora Iso (3.7.x). Appending the mem=4G or 3G did not help in any case. Memcheck worked fine with all ram.

By a fair number of trial and error in the Bios (Asus M4A89GTD) I found that setting the CPU option "C1E Support" to "disabled" apparently solved it for this system. 32/64 bit boot fine with all the ram. I write apparently since I just found it out yesterday.

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