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Apr 13, 2011

I'm trying to install Debian 6.0.1a (64bit) onto a machine that had Debian 5.08. It freezes up almost immediately after loading the kernel. The last line, about 2.6 seconds in, is where it found a SATA drive. (There are two SATA drives). This is a Tyan S2912 with Opteron 2347HE. It seems to be kernel release related. I tried the 5.08 disc again, and it works OK.

With other distros, such as Opensuse and Ubuntu, I have the same problem. The newer releases freeze up almost instantly after loading the kernel. Am I stuck with IDE drives or older kernels? I wanted to try something newer as the fonts in the 5.0.8 release were barely legible. It gave me nauseating headaches within a couple of hours of looking at it. My wife couldn't stand to see it when she came by. I've tried every bios setting change I could think of without a solution.

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I've installed CentOS 5.3 in a new machine....

But i got these errors when kernel is loading

The machine is a dual core 2.6 Ghz, mainboard is intel DG31PR, SATA disk SAMsung 500 GB, 4 GB RAM.

I've checked other errors in different distributions, but everyone has a different criteria about the problem.

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There is nothing errorwise in the Xorg log after a reboot. The very last line relates to a video mode with modeline info etc. I have compiled either into the kernel, or as modules everything I think I need though unfortunately I seem to have to load them all manually, so I hav no idea of I've missed something important. This includes all the Intel drivers i915, drm, intel_agp etc.Googling suggests bugs with polkit and I don't know why gnome has anything to do with my system in any case.Other thing that I find annoying is that xorg.conf no longer exists and I am relying on the HAL daemon, about which I know nothing. It took me ages to find how to change the X keyboard map - very frustrating. How do I confirm which video driver etc.?

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Feb 26, 2010

i am having quite a problem after upgrading my karmic to an 2.6.33 kernel and trying to do an nfs transfer.

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Feb 26 22:31:24 localhost kernel: [ 3964.123290] INFO: task rdesktop:10331 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
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Oct 26, 2010

I am using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 (64 bits) in my Asus U30JC laptop (Core i3 M350, intel 4500MHD + nvidia 310M with nvidia Optimus, 4GB RAM). I am content with Lucid and I don't want to upgrade to 10.10 for now. However I read that the new 2.6.36 kernel has some good improvements, such as improving system interactivity while intensive I/O (such as copying large files), and improved energy management for i3/i5 processors (which I hope translates into more battery time, which is a problem of Ubuntu vs Win7 in my laptop).

I discovered I had 2 options: compile the kernel myself, or use the Ubuntu Kernel PPA (maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team). I decided to use the PPA, so I added it to my software sources and installed the generic"linux-lts-backport-natty" kernel (2.6.36-1).

Package installation went fine, and after reboot, I could log in to the desktop no problem. Everything seemed fine, but after a few minutes, the system freezes completely: mouse did not move, none of the indicators moved, even Ctrl + Alt + F1 did not work.Where is the log file where there might be a message related to the freeze? Do you think that the kernel developers would try to fix a bug that probably only affects people running the 2.6.36-1 kernel on a distribution that was not built around it?

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Jun 1, 2010

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Feb 2, 2011

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I tried to add timestamp_timeout=15 to the sudoers but it didn't help.

Does anyone have any idea why this could be?

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Jun 1, 2010

I got a new laptop, this is the one: [URL] and decided that I wanted to go with Fedora instead of Ubuntu with this computer. The laptop runs win 7 64 bit so I'm trying to go with Fedora 64 but it will not boot. I first installed Fedora 12 64 bit from the DVD install and it would go to grub fine but when I boot the fedora os It just stops in the middle of the boot script. When it stops, the last 4 lines are:

? kernel_init+0x0/0x257
? child_rip+0x0/x20

I hadn't messed with it for a few weeks and yesterday I saw that 13 was out, so I downloaded and burnt the Fedora 13 64 bit CD. I popped it in, booted the computer and it did the same crap. It didn't stop at the same line but it was around a line with:
? kernel_init
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May 4, 2011

I'm having trouble with Firefox hanging. It takes at least two attempts to launch, having to force the initial blank page to quit. Often it will freeze my desktop when loading new pages, and I have to force quit. I've upgraded to 3.6.17 but no difference. The Mozilla help page suggests disabling add-ons to find the problem, but to no avail. Chrome works OK but I'd rather use Firefox.

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Mar 9, 2010

I installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 Standard Edition on a HP dc5800 PC with a SATA drive. To install the system I use the boot option: Linux pci=nommconf After the installation is done The system is hangs while uncompressing the kernel. the boot loader is GNU GRUB:

root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-55.ELsmp ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-55.ELsmp.img

It hangs on: uncompressing Linux... OK, booting the kernel

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Jun 20, 2015

Debian 8.1
Kernel 3.2.0

I own a secondary SATA disk I used without problems. In the last days I updated to 8.1 and after that I was not able to read the disk. The fdisk -l command has the output:

Code: Select allDevice     Boot Start       End   Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1  *       63 117194174 117194112 55,9G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 37,3 GiB, 40020664320 bytes, 78165360 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x00087e23

The disk is mounted on:
Code: Select all/dev/sdc1 on /media/stefano/MobileSata type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)

When i access to the disk, i always have the error:
Code: Select allstefano@GhilbaDebian:~$ ls -l /media/stefano/MobileSata
ls: impossibile to access to /media/stefano/MobileSata: input/output error

In the dmesg there is no particular message.

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Aug 2, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x64 on my laptop about a month back and I have been very, very pleased with its maturity and stability. However, I have seem to have hit a snag with my ventures into desktop Linux: I also dual-boot Windows 7 Professional x64, and it seems that every time I run Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7 will immediately bluescreen on boot, reboot, and then be fine. I'm not sure what kind of harm this could be doing to the system, but it strikes me as very odd, and it's something I would like to resolve.

I have suspected this may have to do with mounting NTFS drives under Ubuntu, because my Windows OS and all of my media is stored on NTFS partitions. Needless to say, I would really rather not change this, because NTFS seems to be one of the few filesystems with large-file-support that will run with ease under Windows and Linux.

I have tried removing my main Windows 7 OS partition from the fstab in Ubuntu to see if that made any difference, but the problem persists. Could a secondary NTFS media partition mounted in Ubuntu really cause these sort of issues?

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When loading puppy linux on my computer from a CD I get an error message on the third step which is (loading the lup525.sfs mainfile)to ram. kernel panic not synching attempt to kill init. The CD works on other computers with no problems. My computer is a dual boot XP and Win7 machine.

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Sep 7, 2010

How do I install a specific one? Or better yet, revert back to an earlier release.

I have two systems running.
2.6.31-22-generic #60-Ubuntu aphrodite release
2.6.31-22-generic #63-Ubuntu amaterasu release

I googled the #60 and #63 and it listed release names highlighted above, is this correct?

If it is, how can I install the aphrodite release?

I have one system working great (#60), while the other exhibits problems playing back 1080p video files (#63). The only HW difference that could affect the dropping frames is the 8200/8300 Nvidia chipsets (with the 8200 working perfectly) and then of course the Karmic releases. I have re-installed the system and files twice and even upgraded new releases of Nvidia drivers (195 > 256) with no success.

My next step is to try and install the same exact release of Karmic if indeed there is a difference between #60 and #63.

My next step might be to use clonezilla and clone the OS (Root) and try that. But then the chipsets for sound are different as well as the ehternet chipset. But that shouldn't impair the video.

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Ubuntu :: SATA II / Error "ata4: Limiting SATA Link Speed To 1.5 Gbps" - Allowing The SSD To Run At SATA II Speeds?

May 1, 2011

I keep getting this error in my log viewer every 2 seconds: Code: ata4: limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps I have a dual boot SSD and I have run many SMART tests in windows and linux, (using smartmon tools and the disk utility) and the reports are all 100% healthy..... My research shows that this error represents one of the following:

1. Problem with SATA controller
2. Changing BIOS to allow SATA
3. Changing SATA mode to PATA or AHCI
4. Replacing the SATA cable
5. Allowing the SSD to run at SATA II speeds, i.e. 3 Gbps

- Does anyone know how to try number 5, i.e. allowing the SSD to run at SATA II speeds? I am lost here and this problem has caused my machine to crash twice when watching a movie in linux/ ubuntu. (It is worth noting that the crashes have only occurred in linux and I have never had an issue in windows, so it does seem to be a linux setting somewhere, hence why I think it is a "allowing SATA II to run at correct speeds issue")

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May 28, 2011

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May 11, 2011

I have been a happy Ubuntu user for several years. But I am stuck with version 9.10 because of a persistent problem with random lockups with both mouse and keyboard. A search on the forums both within and without the Ubuntu community shows that a lot of other people have this same problem. There have been a lot of suggestions given and I have tried everything I could find, but without success. I have tried clean installs of vs. 10.04, 10.10, and 11.04 but all have the same problem.

The computer will work fine for a few minutes to a few hours and then just lock up. The only way out is a hard reset. Someone suggested that the latest versions of Ubuntu have a problem with some of the newer Intel chipsets, but I don't know enough to be able to say one way or the other. I am running an ASUS P7P55D motherboard with a 4 core Intel i5 processor and an Nvidia graphics card. I have tried the latest version of the bios for the P7P55D but that hasn't helped either. Vs 9.10 is no longer supported and I am being left behind.

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Jan 20, 2010

How can I force my kernel to use the ahci driver when both the ahci & sata_nv are built into the kernel.?

My MSI board bios doesn't have an option for "AHCI MODE". The only sata option that it has is "called "On Chip Sata" & is located under "Integrated Peripherals. Also, the only values available for "On Chip Sata" are enabled or disabled. If I choose the disabled option, the sata drives arn't found & bootup fails.

I tried to tell the kernel to use the ahci driver by appending kernel options to my Grub2 bootloader but they all failed.

(eg.) ahci, scsi=ahci, ata=ahci, ahci.=0 sd=ahci
sata_nv=no, sata_nv=0, sata_nv=none

The only thing I can think of that is left to do is to re-build my kernel with CONFIG_SATA_NV as a loadable module & CONFIG_AHCI as a build-in driver. With only the ahci driver available at boot, the kernel will have to use it or fail to boot.

One more thing I want to say is that my other computer with the ASUS motherboard uses the ahci driver & I have both the sata_via & the ahci drivers built into the kernel. However, it has a bios option for AHCI MODE.

(eg.) Southbridge VT8251
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