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Mandriva Free 2007 hangs on reboot after HAL

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Have just installed Free 2007 for the 1st time.

Everything seemed to go fine with the installation until I was asked to click on a button to reboot the PC.

The reboot process went fine until after "Starting HAL service". It shows "OK" next to "Starting HAL service". Then it just freezes.

 

I rebooted 2 more times selecting both FAILSAFE and linux-nonfb (don't know what fb means) Same result.

Actually FAILSAFE ended up going to the prompt "sh-3.1#"

 

I've installed and used SKOLELINUX (Debian) on 2 other PCs. Only a few problems there.

 

So what is happening here? I know very little about linux, but I'm the system administrator at 2 small schools using windows 2003 server with active directory.

 

I'd be extremely grateful for help on this. I'm trying to get more experience with linux so I can start to introduce it into the schools.

 

Pentium 3

500 MHz

8 gig HD

380 meg RAM

Bios - Award 4.51PG

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Mine used to freeze all the time right after it set my hostname. I discovered that if I remove the "resume=/dev/hdx" option from the boot options that it no longer hangs there. You mght want to try that if you have the GRUB boot loader installed. I reinstalled Mandriva at least 6 times before I discovered that.

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just let it run man.during my install it took like 10 mins for that screen to go away.Right where said too Starting HAL device.....really just let it run and see what happens.

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Have installed Free 2007 2 times with the same result, even though I changed the graphic card and network card. Everything goes fine with the installation until I am asked to reboot the PC.

The reboot process goes fine until after "Starting HAL service". It shows "OK" next to "Starting HAL service". Then it just freezes at time 19:43:32.

 

I know very little about linux, but managed to use Knoppix to locate 2 log files. They are:

 

file:/mnt/hda1/var/log/syslog

 

Nov 29 19:43:21 localhost syslogd 1.4.1: restart.

Nov 29 19:43:21 localhost INIT: Loading ACPI module hotkey: failed

Nov 29 19:43:21 localhost INIT: Loading ACPI module processor: successfull

Nov 29 19:43:21 localhost INIT: Loading ACPI module thermal: successfull

Nov 29 19:43:21 localhost kernel: klogd 1.4.1, log source = /proc/kmsg started.

Nov 29 19:43:21 localhost kernel: Inspecting /boot/System.map-2.6.17-5mdv

Nov 29 19:43:21 localhost INIT: Loading ACPI module video: successfull

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Loaded 21427 symbols from /boot/System.map-2.6.17-5mdv.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Symbols match kernel version 2.6.17.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: No module symbols loaded - kernel modules not enabled.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Linux version 2.6.17-5mdv (rtp@octopus.mandriva.com) (gcc version 4.1.1 20060724 (prerelease) (4.1.1-3mdk)) #1 SMP Wed Sep 13 14:32:31 EDT 2006

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000fffd000 (usable)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 000000000fffd000 - 000000000ffff000 (ACPI data)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 000000000ffff000 - 0000000010000000 (ACPI NVS)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: 0MB HIGHMEM available.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: 255MB LOWMEM available.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: On node 0 totalpages: 65533

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Normal zone: 61437 pages, LIFO batch:15

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: DMI 2.0 present.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: RSDP (v000 ASUS ) @ 0x000f7f30

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: RSDT (v001 ASUS P2B 0x58582e31 ASUS 0x31303030) @ 0x0fffd000

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: FADT (v001 ASUS P2B 0x58582e31 ASUS 0x31303030) @ 0x0fffd080

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: BOOT (v001 ASUS P2B 0x58582e31 ASUS 0x31303030) @ 0x0fffd040

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: DSDT (v001 ASUS P2B 0x00001000 MSFT 0x01000001) @ 0x00000000

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0xe408

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Allocating PCI resources starting at 20000000 (gap: 10000000:efff0000)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Built 1 zonelists

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=301 resume=/dev/hda5

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: mapped APIC to ffffe000 (01209000)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Initializing CPU#0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 10, 4096 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Detected 501.226 MHz processor.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Using pmtmr for high-res timesource

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Console: colour VGA+ 80x25

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Memory: 255112k/262132k available (2426k kernel code, 6300k reserved, 756k data, 244k init, 0k highmem, 0k BadRAM)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 1003.48 BogoMIPS (lpj=2006960)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Mount-cache hash table entries: 512

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0387f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0387f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: CPU: L2 cache: 512K

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: CPU serial number disabled.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: CPU: After all inits, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000040 00000000 00000000 00000000

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Intel machine check architecture supported.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: SMP alternatives: switching to UP code

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Freeing SMP alternatives: 16k freed

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: checking if image is initramfs... it is

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Freeing initrd memory: 120k freed

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initramfs... error, file /DSDT.aml not found.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 0c20)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: CPU0: Intel Pentium III (Katmai) stepping 03

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: SMP motherboard not detected.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Brought up 1 CPUs

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: migration_cost=0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 16

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: bus type pci registered

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf0720, last bus=1

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Setting up standard PCI resources

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: Subsystem revision 20060127

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: Interpreter enabled

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 *11 12 14 15)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 *10 11 12 14 15)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: Assume root bridge [\_SB_.PCI0] bus is 0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI quirk: region e400-e43f claimed by PIIX4 ACPI

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI quirk: region e800-e80f claimed by PIIX4 SMB

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PIIX4 devres B PIO at 0290-0297

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Boot video device is 0000:01:00.0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 © Adam Belay

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: pnp: PnP ACPI init

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: pnp: PnP ACPI: found 13 devices

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PnPBIOS: Disabled

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq". If it helps, post a report

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: pnp: 00:02: ioport range 0xe400-0xe43f could not be reserved

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: pnp: 00:02: ioport range 0xe800-0xe80f has been reserved

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: pnp: 00:02: ioport range 0x290-0x297 has been reserved

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: IO window: disabled.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: MEM window: e1800000-e2dfffff

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PREFETCH window: e2f00000-e3ffffff

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 2

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: IP route cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: TCP bind hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 4096)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: TCP reno registered

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Simple Boot Flag at 0x46 set to 0x1

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: * Found PM-Timer Bug on this chipset. Due to workarounds for a bug,

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: * this time source is slow. Consider trying other time sources (clock=)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x0b (Driver version 1.16ac)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: apm: overridden by ACPI.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: audit(1164825779.972:1): initialized

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Initializing Cryptographic API

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: io scheduler noop registered

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: io scheduler anticipatory registered (default)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: io scheduler deadline registered

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: io scheduler cfq registered

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: isapnp: No Plug & Play device found

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: 00:09: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: 00:0a: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:04.1

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PIIX4: chipset revision 1

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd800-0xd807, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd808-0xd80f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Probing IDE interface ide0...

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hda: ST38421A, ATA DISK drive

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Probing IDE interface ide1...

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hdc: ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-56MAX, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hda: max request size: 128KiB

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hda: 16498944 sectors (8447 MB) w/256KiB Cache, CHS=16368/16/63, UDMA(33)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hda: cache flushes not supported

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 hda6 >

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: md: md driver 0.90.3 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: md: bitmap version 4.39

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: TCP bic registered

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 1

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Using IPI No-Shortcut mode

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI wakeup devices:

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI0 UAR1 UAR2 PS2M USB0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S5)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Freeing unused kernel memory: 244k freed

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse as /class/input/input1

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: usbcore: registered new driver usbfs

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: usbcore: registered new driver hub

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 5

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:04.2[D] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:04.2 to 64

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.2: UHCI Host Controller

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.2: irq 5, io base 0x0000d400

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: sonypi: Sony Programmable I/O Controller Driver v1.26.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Linux agpgart interface v0.101 © Dave Jones

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: agpgart: Detected an Intel 440BX Chipset.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe4000000

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: device-mapper: 4.6.0-ioctl (2006-02-17) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: SCSI subsystem initialized

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: libata version 1.20 loaded.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Adding 907632k swap on /dev/hda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:907632k

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: EXT3 FS on hda6, internal journal

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Supermount version 2.0.4 for kernel 2.6

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: loop: loaded (max 8 devices, max 1 partitions per device)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hdc: ATAPI 56X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Using specific hotkey driver

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2])

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost crond[1661]: (CRON) STARTUP (V5.0)

Nov 29 19:43:23 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: ### Program is starting ###

Nov 29 19:43:25 localhost kernel: Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M

Nov 29 19:43:25 localhost kernel: FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077

Nov 29 19:43:26 localhost kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

Nov 29 19:43:26 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: running: dmidecode

Nov 29 19:43:27 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: modified file /etc/sysconfig/harddrake2/kernel

Nov 29 19:43:27 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: Autoconfiguring laptop tools since we switched between laptop and desktop systems

Nov 29 19:43:27 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: running: /sbin/chkconfig --del cpufreq

Nov 29 19:43:27 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: running: /sbin/chkconfig --del apmd

Nov 29 19:43:27 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: running: /sbin/chkconfig --del laptop-mode

Nov 29 19:43:27 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: running: /sbin/chkconfig --add numlock

Nov 29 19:43:28 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: running: /etc/rc.d/init.d/numlock status

Nov 29 19:43:28 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: running: /etc/rc.d/init.d/numlock restart

Nov 29 19:43:29 localhost service_harddrake[1485]: created file /etc/sysconfig/harddrake2/previous_hw

Nov 29 19:43:32 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:09.0[A] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5

Nov 29 19:43:32 localhost kernel: PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:09.0 to 64

Nov 29 19:43:32 localhost kernel: gameport: Trident 4DWave is pci0000:00:09.0/gameport0, speed 1988kHz

Nov 29 19:43:32 localhost kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 17

 

This is the last line of syslog before it freezes.

 

 

 

The second log file is “file:/mnt/hda1/var/log/kernel/warnings”

 

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000fffd000 (usable)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 000000000fffd000 - 000000000ffff000 (ACPI data)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 000000000ffff000 - 0000000010000000 (ACPI NVS)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Allocating PCI resources starting at 20000000 (gap: 10000000:efff0000)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Built 1 zonelists

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- you can enable it with "lapic"

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 10, 4096 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Detected 501.226 MHz processor.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Console: colour VGA+ 80x25

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 1003.48 BogoMIPS (lpj=2006960)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Mount-cache hash table entries: 512

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 0c20)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: CPU0: Intel Pentium III (Katmai) stepping 03

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: migration_cost=0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Setting up standard PCI resources

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 *11 12 14 15)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 *10 11 12 14 15)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI quirk: region e400-e43f claimed by PIIX4 ACPI

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI quirk: region e800-e80f claimed by PIIX4 SMB

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PIIX4 devres B PIO at 0290-0297

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: IP route cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: TCP established hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: TCP bind hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: * Found PM-Timer Bug on this chipset. Due to workarounds for a bug,

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: * this time source is slow. Consider trying other time sources (clock=)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hda: ST38421A, ATA DISK drive

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: hdc: ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-56MAX, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Using IPI No-Shortcut mode

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI wakeup devices:

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: PCI0 UAR1 UAR2 PS2M USB0

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 5

Nov 29 19:43:22 localhost kernel: Using specific hotkey driver

Nov 29 19:43:26 localhost kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

 

 

 

So what is happening here?

 

I'd be extremely grateful for help on this. I'm trying to get more experience with linux so I can start to introduce it into the schools.

 

The first time I posted this problem “Kephra” kindly contributed the following:

 

“Mine used to freeze all the time right after it set my hostname. I discovered that if I remove the "resume=/dev/hdx" option from the boot options that it no longer hangs there. You mght want to try that if you have the GRUB boot loader installed. I reinstalled Mandriva at least 6 times before I discovered that.”

 

Perhaps this advice will work, but I don't know how to do it. Could someone kindly explain how to or give a better suggestion? I'm really stuck.

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When you reboot, and before the 10 second delay expires, press the E key which bings up the main booting data.

Press the E key again and you can edit the line by using the arrow keys to move the cursor to the end of what you want to delete then use the backspace key to delete what you want. If you make a mistake and unintentionally delete anything then just type it back in. When you complete what you intended, then just click on ESC and then on ESC a second time and this will bring you back to the boot menu.

Just click on Enter to proceed.

 

I hope this helps you and best wishes for your intentions for your school. :thumbs:

 

Cheers. John.

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Admins and Mods. I think our poster had unintentionally created two threads on the same issue.

Suggest deleting this one.

I have made a reply (as well as other members) in the other thread before I spotted this one here.

Cheers. John.

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I merged both topics as the other thread contained some valuable information..

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Alistair:

 

I am a Mandriva 2005 user, so I do not have any personal experience to contribute toward solving your Mandriva 2007 installation problem.

 

However, I did a little research, looking through the Mandriva 2007 errata and release notes.

 

Mandriva Linux 2007.0 introduces a new parallel initialization system, replacing the classic sequential initialization system. This means that during boot, many services are started at the same time, improving boot speed. Dependencies in the initialization scripts are used to ensure the correct starting order for services that rely on other services being started first. This system should work without problems on most systems, but there are some potential issues. For more information on these, see the Errata.

 

Apparently, this new parallel initialization system can be disabled using nopinit as a kernel parameter.

 

General instructions: installation problems often require the use of kernel parameters. To specify kernel parameters during installation, simply boot the installer as usual. On the very first interactive screen, where you are presented with the options "Boot from Hard Disk", "Installation" and so on, highlight "Installation" and then just type the kernel parameter required. You will see it being added to the "Boot Options" text box near the bottom of the screen. When you have typed the required kernel parameters, simply hit Enter.

 

Maybe this helps?

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Digitalfreedom, I left the PC running for 30 minutes. Nothing happened. But thanks anyway.

 

Kephra, I'll try that now using AussieJohns magic "E".

 

Dan, that was interesting to read your comment.

 

Here goes........

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AussieJohn, I couldn't get your e or E to work while the blue Mandriva boot window is counting down 10 seconds. The E simply stopped the countdown. I pressed a 2nd time without luck.

 

The blue Mandriva bootup screen has only 2 options: "Linux" or "Failsafe".

 

I have now booted from CD1 of the 4 installation CDs I burnt.

Now I have many boot options. When I pressed E it just inserted e into the "Boot options" line.

 

What next?

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Note I used the capital E just to emphasise the letter. Sorry for it causing the misunderstanding.

 

Just use lower case e as normal. If you used a capital then of course it would not work.

A trick to stop the countdown is to select failsafe and then go back to the OS so you can take your time.

 

Cheers. John.

 

Followup.

What I outlined to you, I just did 10 minutes ago on my own computer to be sure I had written the process correctly and I had done.

 

here it is again:- boot menu, stop countdown by selecting failsafe then select back to your OS. Press e, this takes you to the boot instructions, press e again and this lets you edit the boot instructions, use arrow keys to move cursor to end of the data you wish to delete then use backspace key to delete those words or letters, if needs be type in any new instructions and when finished use ESC key, then ESC key again and you are ready to continue rebooting.

 

Cheers. John.

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This probably only works for grub, I'm guessing you have LILO installed instead of grub which is why John's suggestion isn't working for you.

 

With LILO you can press ESC to get a command prompt, but can't really edit anything like John suggests - grub is far better in this respect.

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Thanks Ian. I had forgotten that aspect. Another reason to make you wonder why lilo is still used since it seems to lack the usability and simplicity of Grub.

I think it is time Mandriva wised up and made Grub the default but leave an option to install lilo for the diehards.

 

Oh boy will I get flamed over this. :lol2::lol2::lol2: But I think someone needs to say it out loud. :D :D :D

 

Cheers. John.

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I'm guessing you have LILO installed instead of grub which is why John's suggestion isn't working for you.

Grub all the way ;-)

 

Using the rescue mode of the install cd, it should be

a breeze to replace lilo by grub

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