[CentOS] system hangs on boot
sudoyang at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 21:12:17 UTC 2006
After careful inspection, it turns out the newer systems have a BIOS
that's slightly newer. This, somehow, broke compability with Linux
booting. After we flushed the problematic systems with the newest
BIOS, the systems are booting again.
On 3/28/06, William L. Maltby <BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 14:18 -0800, Fong Vang wrote:
> > On 3/28/06, Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 08:47 -0800, Fong Vang wrote:
> > > > I have a couple of systems here that are refusing to boot after the
> > > > installation of CentOS 4.3 when done through Kickstart. They boot
> > > > fine when installed from CD. The boot hangs after grub loads the
> > > > kernel and initrd. The cursor is still flashing. The strange thing is
> > > > that the same drive containing the OS installation boots fine when
> > > > moved to a slightly older system (older system uses Nacona CPU. New
> > > > system uses Irwindale CPU. Both use the same motherboard).
> > > >
> > > > Any idea how to troubleshoot it at this point? I've tried disabling
> > > > USB, APIC, etc. without much luck.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for any help.
> > >
> > > That is very strange. One thing to look at the BIOS of the motherboard.
> > It's very strange. I've looked at the BIOS but nothing seem to jump
> > out. The hang is occurring too early in the boot process to tell
> > what's wrong.
> Might search the archives. IIRC, one poster the other day discovered
> that on his particular MB, the presence of a USB header jumper caused a
> problem. Probably not your situation, but the archives might inspire
> some ideas. Also, strip the machine of *everything* you can and start
> install and see how it goes. Turn off everything in the bios that you
> can. If you get a good install, enable stuff one-by-one.
> Google for your MoBo and either Fedora or CentOS 4 and maybe their are
> clues there. Tech support for the MoBo may have the answer already too.
> Check their forums.
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