gave it another try this evening, and for no apparent reason, it booted up to a much furthur place, still not an install, but past memory allocations. *It had a line that said ----cut here----followed by a slew of messages, some of which began with 'kernel bug' and a memory dump. *I attempted to take a picture, but the machine had already reset by the time I had found a camera. *I am attempting to duplicate that result now.
On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 5:14 AM, Tek <email@example.com> wrote:
I had similar issues with hanging on boot about a month ago with
powerpc and I believe that it ended up being a corrupted boot ram
image. *Would drop into a limited shell when it tried to switch to
mounting the root file systems and visually "hang". *Sounds somewhat
similar, but I cant tell from your description if its exactly the
issue. *In my case I wasn't able to switch to any other console, but I
could type around int he initramfs shell still after the boot "hang".
The mdadm driver (not used for booting on my machine) was corrupting
the initram regeneration. *Removing and supressing the reinstalltion of
the mdadm script part of initramfs regeneration allowed a clean