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The USB auto-detection is causing my system to hang while booting.
My system (detailed below) boots and works with the 2.6.10 kernel (though obviously missing a chipset I need which exists in newer kernels). Trying to boot to any of the following kernels fails (installed on a Mepis 3.3.1 dist):
2.6.11-? (The Mepis approved one)
2.6.12-3 (The one that can by found in these forums, normal and -k7 version)
2.6.12-3 (AMD64 compile from Debian repositories)
Specifying boot option "nousb" allows all of these kernels to boot fine (less usb support -- though everything else, including ATI chipset/sata drivers, works fine).
A new Debian boot fails for the same reason.
Disconnecting USB devices does not appear to help.
I am unable to get a dmesg log as the system does not boot with the failing kernels.
Any and all help would be much appreciated.
Motherboard: MSI RS480M2 (disabling EHCI USB bus in BIOS does not avoid problem)
I've had usb problems before, though not as bad as yours. Mine went away if I boot with acpi=off in grub. If I didn't do that, I had problems getting the ohci-hcd module to load and subsequent usb issues.
The only other assistance I can offer is to ask how many card slots are open/full. You may have conflicts that the OS/bios is not resolving.
I specified both "acpi=off" and "noapic" and although the initial kernel loading took longer (for whatever reason) it managed to boot. Specifying only one of the flags caused the system to hang a lot earlier
I really wonder though, does linux actually support ACPI/APIC? Looking through forums it seems turning them off are a magic cure for a multitude of problems.