Debian :: Freezing On First Boot At Loading Initial Ramdisk?

Apr 22, 2011

I just performed my very first linux install. I used the Debian 6.0.1a iso. I made it all the way through the installation with no problems whatsoever. I was able to select the version from the grub screen, still everything seemed to be going fine...then it froze. I attached an image of the screen where the system froze:

Its basically the loading screen, times 4! At the top left in case its too hard to read, it says: Loading Linux 2.6.32-5-686, then...Loading initial ramdisk... This sounds all fine and dandy to me but it freezes here. I've tried searching the forums and google for an answer and have come up empty...I'm sure someone has had this problem but it seems to be a tough thing to search for. Would appreciate all the help I can get! Oh and btw, here are the system specs:

circa 2001ish Dell Dimension 4300
P4 1.4ghz
256 ram
onboard video etc...

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Debian Installation :: First Boot - Stuck On 'Loading Initial Ramdisk'

Jun 24, 2011

I've just installed Debian 6.0.1a on a HP Proliant ML115, the install seemed to go ok. As it began to start up it 'Grub Bootloader' loaded then on the screen after the bootup froze at 'Loading initial ramdisk'

Unfortunately im a complete novice to debian

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Now I'm on Grub and when Debian tries to boot it gets stuck on "Loading initial ramdisk". The cursor under it doesn't even blink. The only way to get out of there is by Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Secure Boot is turned off. Fast boot is also off. If I try to boot on recovery mode gets stuck all the same.

The options on my grub are

Debian GNU/Linux
Advanced options for Debian GNU/Linux
Windows Boot Manager (UEFI on /dev/sda2)
System Setup.

If I choose the Windows option, Windows boots, no problem.

If I choose the edit option for the Debian entry this is what it shows

Code: Select allload_video
insmod gzio
insmod part_gpt
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,gpt6'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then

[Code] ....

What is happening and what should I try to make this work? Could it be a graphics card issue since this computer has a Nvidia Gpu?

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mount -n -t msdos /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt
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I have just installed Debian Wheezy on an E6XX Intel platform and after loading ramdisk, the screen goes black and I cannot use the system.

*) In the beginning, I tried to pass "nomodeset" in Grub, but after loading ramdisk, it tries to change screen's resolution and it goes blank.
*) gma500 output in dmesg can be seen in [1] at the bottom of this page.
*) I tried passing "GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=640x480" + update-grub, but it keeps failing.
*) I examined EDI's monitor output through "sudo get-edid |sudo parse-edid" (see [2] below), it seems that it is not possible to get the EDID information from the screen correctly. However, I am using this screen with xrandr with Debian Squeeze and I have no problems.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> [1] dmesg about "gma500"
[ 10.164297] gma500 0000:00:02.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 10.164325] gma500 0000:00:02.0: Enabling MSI failed!
[ 10.164923] [drm] internal display is MIPI display
[ 10.167632] gma500 0000:00:02.0: VBT signature missing
[ 10.167828] Stolen memory information
[ 10.167840] base in RAM: 0x3f800000

[Code] ....

The EDID data should not be trusted as the VBE call failed
Error: output block unchanged
parse-edid: IO error reading EDID

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The error message is:


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I did a fresh install of Debian Jessie and I have problem booting up with video. I have to boot with "nomodeset" argument or else the boot sequence bugs, and I see a straight line of funky little color squares on the screen. And it boots with nomodeset.

lsmod do lists "nouveau".

So I don't get what's wrong. I have a Nvidia Geforce GT 750M 2gb (Lenovo y400 notebook). My graphic card is listed in the supported hardware of "nouveau"

I remember having a very similar problem on Ubuntu and installing the proprietary driver solved it. So maybe my hardware isnt supported by nouveau? But I would prefer to use an open-source driver than the prorietary.

Here is the kernel log: (I pasted only the lines which contains "nouveau")

Dec 18 11:55:02 Prototron kernel: [ 0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-4-amd64 root=UUID=3743665a-bd92-4d96-9733-e6934e0c9543 ro quiet modeset=nouveau

Dec 18 11:55:02 Prototron kernel: [ 0.000000] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-4-amd64 root=UUID=3743665a-bd92-4d96-9733-e6934e0c9543 ro quiet modeset=nouveau

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ata3.00: status: {DRDY ERR }
ata3.00: error: { UNC }
ata3.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata3.00: BMDMA stat 0x25
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...some more stuff...
end_request: I/O error:, dev sda, sector 308725410
JBD: Failed to read block at offset 24711
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My hardware (extend ouput):

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System: Host: Asus-R510JF Kernel: 4.2.0-1-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.9.3)
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.4.2 (Qt 5.5.1) Distro: Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid
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CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-4720HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 20751

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