2.6.8-2-686-smp won't boot.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by cdgraham, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. cdgraham

    cdgraham New Member

    Here is a stange one. I installed 2.6.8-2-386 and it boots/runs fine (debian netinst). So I did an apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686-smp and it starts to boot then I get an end_request error. I don't think it's a bad drive since the 386 version boots and runs fine. I also got 2.4.27-3-686-smp to boot and I can see both cpu's. I have 2 500MHz PIII's and a supermicro 440GX board.

    Any ideas why 2.6.8-2-686-smp is the only one that won't boot?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. sbovisjb1

    sbovisjb1 New Member HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    You're architecture is wrong, or the file you dowloaded is corrupted. Please post the boot information so that people can have a closer look.
     
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Can you post the exact error message?
     
  4. cdgraham

    cdgraham New Member

    The error message seem to rotate (1 then the other). The first time I reboot I get this:

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    end_request: I/O error, dev hda, sector 12716687

    but it has scrolled several screens full of this error with different sectors so I can't see what was happening before (about 20 lines of 12716687). T

    hen I reboot again and try the 2.6.8 smp kernel again I get this:

    /* SCREEN START*/

    EXT3-fs: recovery complete
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    hda: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x21
    hda: DMA timeout error
    hda: dma timeout error: status=0xd0 { Busy }

    hda: DMA disabled
    ide0: reset timed-out, status=0xd0
    hda: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }

    hda: dirve not ready for command
    ide0: reset timed-out, status=0xd0
    end_request: I/O error, dev hda, sector 4135
    EXT3-fs error (device hda1): ext3_find_entry: reading directory #2 offset 0

    pivot_root: No such file or directory
    end_request: I/O error, dev hda, sector 4135
    EXT3-fs error (device hda1): ext3_find_entry: reading directory #2 offset 0

    end_request: I/O error, dev hda, sector 4135
    EXT3-fs error (device hda1): ext3_find_entry: reading directory #2 offset 0

    /sbin/init: 432: cannout open dev/console: No such file
    Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

    /*SCREEN END*/

    I can't seem to find this in any log after I reboot to a good kernel. I haven't been a sysadm in 4 years so I'm a little rusty.

    Where is the boot info? Or how do I log it?

    Thanks
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    You can run
    Code:
    dmesg
    to see the messages of the previous boot.

    Somehow this looks like a hard disk failure to me. But you said there's a kernel that lets you boot without problems?
     
  6. cdgraham

    cdgraham New Member

    I had wondered that at first too. But 2.6.8-2-386 boots and runs fine as does 2.4.27-3-686-smp. So I don't think it's really a HD failure.

    I started with 2.6.8-2-386. Loaded fine, runs fine. So I did an apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-3-686-smp and it wouldn't boot. So I tried 2.6.8-2-686-smp, still no go. I figured my hardware just wasn't going to support SMP. But just on a lark I installed 2.4.27-2-686-smp and it loads and boots fine (minus some 2.6 utils of course). So my hardware will run smp, just seems to be a problem with 2.6 smp.

    I might try another HD to rule it out, but I really think it's something else.

    Chris

    BTW, dmesg had nothing about the 2.6.8-2-686-smp boot. I don't think the boot gets far enough along to write the boot logs to the disk.
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    It seems as if Debian's 2.6 SMP kernels have problems with your hardware. You might try to compile your own SMP kernel from the sources.
     
  8. cdgraham

    cdgraham New Member

    Thanks,

    I'll try that. How do you set the smp? in menuconfig?

    Chris
     
  9. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, in
    Code:
    make menuconfig
    :)
     

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