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Re: [FC3] kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 freezes on boot

On 4/19/05, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette insight rr com> wrote:
> Slava Bizyayev wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 06:11, Jim Cornette wrote:
> >
> >>Yuandan Zhang wrote:
> >>
> >>>Michael Hennebry wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>On 16 Apr 2005, Slava Bizyayev wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>I use kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 on my HP OmniBook XE2 pretty happily.
> >>>>>After updating kernel to kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 I experience a strange
> >>>>>behavior -- in the end of the boot (instead of X-login screen) machine
> >>>>>freezes, and I cannot even get the terminal access with ctrl-alt-F1. Has
> >>>>>someone experienced something similar? What's the work around?
> >>>>>
> >>>
> >>>Hi, I got exactly the same problem. I upgaded kernel from
> >>>kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 on my HP nx5000 to kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3, Boot
> >>>freezed. I troed to boot to the old kernel kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3, it
> >>>froze too.
> >>>
> >>
> >>If the kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 used to work and then stopped working
> >>after upgrading to the kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3 version, using the
> >>original kernel might not be of much help. There is probably a problem
> >>related to something else that you installed along with the kernel
> >>update that is causing you problems.
> >>
> >
> >
> > In my case kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 is running just fine when I'm quick
> > enough to switch on boot...
> >
> > Any other ideas?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Slava
> >
> >
> What you want to do is to comment out the hidemenu portion,change your
> timeout to a higher number, say 5 seconds. You also might want to change
> the default kernel to pointing at the later versioned kernel. The number
> sequence for booting starts at zero and each entry in line goes up to
> number one and so forth. I posted my config for reference. Note
> hidenmenu is commented out with a # sign. I only have one kernel, so I
> am set as default=0. If there was an entry below this boot entry, I
> would change default=1 for the second entry and so forth.
> I guess you can uninstall the defunct kernel w/ the below as root and
> not mess with the grub.conf file, if it is no good for your computer.
> rpm -e kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3
> should wipe out this kernel version and leave you with the working
> kernel-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 and you can file a bug report regarding the new
> kernel not booting for your computer. The developers can guide you to
> useful information that they can track down the file with.
> Good luck,
> Jim
> Example: only to show default, timeout and hiddenmenu options.
> cat /etc/grub.conf
> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> #
> # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
> # NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
> #          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> #          root (hd0,0)
> #          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
> #          initrd /initrd-version.img
> #boot=/dev/hda
> default=0
> timeout=5
> splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> # hiddenmenu
> title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1240_FC4)
>          root (hd0,0)
>          kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1240_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ acpi=on 3
>          initrd /initrd-2.6.11-1.1240_FC4.img

Here is another file that you should review:

     $ cat /etc/sysconfig/kernel
     # UPDATEDEFAULT specifies if new-kernel-pkg should make
     # new kernels the default

     # DEFAULTKERNEL specifies the default kernel package type

Edit /etc/sysconfig/kernel and change UPDATEDEFAULT from "yes" to "no"
if you do not want "default" in grub.conf to be modified.  You should
do this if you multi-boot and you want another OS or kernel to be the
default boot selection.

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