Intrepid hangs on boot often

George Farris george.farris at
Mon Oct 6 17:36:28 UTC 2008

Hi all,

I have a Dell Inspiron and an Acer Aspire 2000 and both seem to hang on
boot quite often.  For example:  I just ran all the latest updates on
the Dell this morning, new kernel, won't boot, it hangs.  Last
successful boot works and then if I don't switch the machine off the new
kernel will boot.  In fact while writing this email and testing the
system has both boot and hung.

When it hangs it stops at:

iTCO_wdt: Found a ICH7-M TCO device (Version=2, TCOBASE=0x1060)
iTCO_wdt: initialized, heartbeat=30 sec (nowayout=0)

Then I turn it off, reboot, use the exact same kernel and it boots???
I also don't think it always stops at the same place.

Now I can't get it to hang at all. Oh well...

I've noticed this type of regression with a number of machines and 8.10
using the both the live CD and installed version.

Cheers all

George Farris   george.farris at
Vancouver Island University

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