FC4: 2.6.13 kernel (still) won't boot on Dell Inspiron 5150/P4 - Portable

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  1. FC4: 2.6.13 kernel (still) won't boot on Dell Inspiron 5150/P4

    Now Fedora has released a new 2.6.13 kernel for FC4. But it won't boot
    on my Dell Inspiron 5150, P4, neither 2.6.13-1.1526smp nor
    2.6.13-1.1532smp. All versions up to and including 2.6.12 works just
    fine. After "Uncompressing the kernel ... OK, Booting Linux" all I get
    is a newline, then it hangs.

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    jon martin solaas

  2. Re: FC4: 2.6.13 kernel (still) won't boot on Dell Inspiron 5150/P4

    Jon Martin Solaas wrote:

    > Now Fedora has released a new 2.6.13 kernel for FC4. But it won't boot
    > on my Dell Inspiron 5150, P4, neither 2.6.13-1.1526smp nor
    > 2.6.13-1.1532smp. All versions up to and including 2.6.12 works just
    > fine. After "Uncompressing the kernel ... OK, Booting Linux" all I get
    > is a newline, then it hangs.
    >


    Do you have 'quiet' on the boot command line? If so, can you remove
    it, and find out where its hanging?

    Also please post your /boot/grub/grug.conf file.

    You might want to create a bug report about this also (it's free);

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/index.cgi

    You might want to also build your own kernel from the vanilla or Fedora
    source code and see if that fixes the problem.

    http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/K...ild-HOWTO.html
    http://kernel.org/
    ttp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/4/SRPMS/


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    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- B. Franklin, 1759

  3. Re: FC4: 2.6.13 kernel (still) won't boot on Dell Inspiron 5150/P4

    Jon Martin Solaas wrote:

    > Now Fedora has released a new 2.6.13 kernel for FC4. But it won't boot
    > on my Dell Inspiron 5150, P4, neither 2.6.13-1.1526smp nor
    > 2.6.13-1.1532smp. All versions up to and including 2.6.12 works just
    > fine. After "Uncompressing the kernel ... OK, Booting Linux" all I get
    > is a newline, then it hangs.
    >


    It seems that the SMP code is now tied to ACPI, see this thread;

    2.6.13 SMP Changes?
    From:
    Fao, Sean
    Groups:
    linux.kernel

    So you need to compile and use ACPI with the 2.6.13+ kernels.


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    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- B. Franklin, 1759

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