Bootup freezes at "Starting up..."
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Wed Apr 8 14:43:12 UTC 2009
On Wed, 08 Apr 2009 10:24:07 -0400
Michael Peek <peek at tiem.utk.edu> wrote:
> Hi gurus,
> First of all, I'm attempting something screwy, so a little backstory
> is probably important. I have some servers with large (>16TB)
> RAIDS. Disgruntled with JFS and XFS, I decided to try Ext4. The
> servers are running 8.10 amd64 server (linux-image-2.6.27-11-server)
> and fully up to date. So I downloaded the source packages for
> e2fsprogs-1.41.4, linux-2.6.28-11, and wireless-crda-1.7 from the
> Jaunty tree and compiled them.
> I have two servers:
> Server #1:
> SuperMicro X7DWE
> 2 x Intel Xeon E5420 2.5GHz CPUs
> 8GB RAM
> Adaptec RAID 51645
> Server #2:
> Same as server #1, except with two Adaptec RAID 51645 cards
> On server #1:
> + New kernel
> + wireless-cdra
> + e2fsprogs
> + reboot
> = Flawless victory!
> Formatted the RAID ext4 and it's running like a top.
> So I repeated this process on server #2, but when I rebooted, I was
> greeted with:
> Boot from (hd0,0) ext3 c7447ceb-e203-418b-9c2b-d76d8d89f99e
> Starting up...
> And then the server hangs. And by hang, I mean it stayed at that
> point for an hour and never booted up.
> So I rebooted into the old kernel and edited /boot/grub/menu.lst. I
> removed "quiet" and "splash" from the kernel parameters list for the
> 2.6.28 kernel and rebooted. The bootup process hangs at:
> [ 0.392901] CPU0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 W 2.50GHz stepping
> 0...<off screen>
> [ 0.400000] Booting processor 1 APIC 0x4 ip 0x6000
> The next thing I tried was noacpi and noapic, no good. Thinking that
> I had it wrong, I tried acpi=off and apci=off. No good.
> As a last resort, I turned ACPI off in BIOS. No good.
> [ 0.013284] Setting APIC routing to flat
> [ 0.013344] CPU0: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5420 @ 2.50GHz
> stepping...<off screen>
> [ 0.130848] Booting processor 1 APIC 0x4 ip 0x6000
> <And... freeze!>
> I am now officially desperate. Does anyone have any ideas what to do
> Thanks for any help you can offer,
If the only difference is 2 RAID cards in server 2, why not pull one
and try again?
I do not any RAID controller cards, nor any actual server. My hardware
is mostly old, P3 and P2 systems.
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