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Old 05-12-2006, 08:21 AM   #1
sjust
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USB kernel problem installing Debian testing on HP Proliant ML310 G3 - kernel freeze


Greetings,

I've got a serious problem installing Debian testing over an HP Proliant ML310 G3.
Before buying it I saw that G1 and G2 models should work with Debian without problems. But :
- Debian installer freezes, and the log console loops at detecting USB
- It seems that it is the kernel who can not detect the USB. There is a infinite loop in USB detection
- Even if USB is disabled in BIOS, the kernel does detect it and loops on the USB HUB
- Even if I tell the installer not to detect USB it loops
- Debian etch or sid installers does the same
- Same for UBUNTU 6
The installer kernel is 2.6.16-1
With the console, while installing, it appears that the kernel USB module is continuously trying to detect USB but does not stop detecting it ( like it was discovering an infinity of USB Hubs and ports )

Has somebody encountered the same problem ?
Maybe how to start a new Debian install with a more recent kernel ?
Or how can I break this loop ?
Or how can I definitively de-activate USB support (wich I do not need)

Thank you very much for answering
 
Old 06-15-2006, 09:48 AM   #2
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I'm also having this problem! Although I have tried Red Hat ES 4, Fedora Core 4 and Fedora Core 5. If anyone can shine a light on the problem that would be great! The error i recieve is:

USB device not accepting new address on 2 (error=-110)

Etc.

Thanks in advance,

Wob
 
Old 07-08-2006, 12:46 AM   #3
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I have just got a new ML310 G3 and have upgraded the iLO firmware, which allows me to get passed the usb problem, but it now stops after the keyboard selection. I get a blue screen with a grey line at the bottom.
I really want to get this to work as I am aiming to use vmware on linux to run a windows server.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 07:32 AM   #4
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Hmm.... I managed to get it to work but am not entirely sure how.

Having checked the F1 help I added the following commands to the boot.

server debian-installer/probe/usb=false noapic nolapic

I also left it a while whilst making a cuppa and it had moved on to the next step.

I am now the proud owner of a working Ubuntu server complete (eventually) with vmware server RC2 running.

I do still get errors showing in /var/log/messsages and would like to stop them, but am not sure how.

Jul 9 13:28:03 ubuntu kernel: [ 2416.682880] usb 5-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 81
Jul 9 13:28:03 ubuntu kernel: [ 2416.832433] hub 5-2:1.0: USB hub found
Jul 9 13:28:03 ubuntu kernel: [ 2416.835620] hub 5-2:1.0: 7 ports detected
Jul 9 13:28:03 ubuntu kernel: [ 2416.946597] usb 5-1: USB disconnect, address 80
Jul 9 13:28:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 2417.190557] usb 5-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 82
Jul 9 13:28:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 2417.352473] input: HP Virtual Keyboard as /class/input/input4992
Jul 9 13:28:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 2417.352516] input: USB HID v1.01 Keyboard [HP Virtual Keyboard] on usb-0000:01:04.4-1
Jul 9 13:28:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 2417.365370] input: HP Virtual Keyboard as /class/input/input4993
Jul 9 13:28:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 2417.365455] input: USB HID v1.01 Mouse [HP Virtual Keyboard] on usb-0000:01:04.4-1
Jul 9 13:28:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 2417.368604] usb 5-2: USB disconnect, address 81

Any ideas?
 
Old 07-15-2006, 10:15 AM   #5
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Right,

I have got it to install twice now.

At the splash screen tell it what keyboard you want and which language and start the boot process.

When it comes up showing the keyboard selection press the esc key and move the cursor down to the cdrom detection line. All will proceed smoothly.

I have loaded vmware and got Windows 2003 SBS running with no problems and the windows benchmarks show that Ubuntu is much much quicker that Suse 10.1 when acting as the host.

Clive
 
Old 08-09-2006, 03:57 PM   #6
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I am working with two HP DL320 G4 servers and have been experiencing the same problems as described above. The only Debian blend I have been able to successfully install is Knoppix, which is not really what I want.

Skipping language selection for Debian testing does allow the OS to install, but Debian will never fully boot. It gets caught in the same '...[ 2417.368604] usb 5-2: USB disconnect, address 81...' loop. Debian stable doesn't appear to have this problem, but it does not contain drivers for the NIC or SATA controller.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-01-2006, 06:14 AM   #7
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If I can throw my tiny contribution in here...

I have an HP DL320 G4 (just like a previous poster does). I downloaded the debian-testing beta3 cd and tried that first. It booted up OK, but when it got to the line that read something like "starting syslog" it stopped there and wouldn't go any further.

I then tried the daily build of the netinst image. It installs fine, I didn't have to use any "tricks" to get it to install. Upon reboot, I got the never ending stream of repeating USB error messages to the console. Interestingly enough, the system does actually boot, and I am able to login as root, it's just that it's impossible to actually do anything on the console because you can't see what's going on courtesy of all the USB error messages.

How do you find out if a bug report for this has been submitted?

I've been able to get Knoppix, Kubuntu and CentOS working successfully on these DL320 R4 machines, but I'd really like to get Debian on them because that's what all our other machines use. Stable doesn't work because it has no drivers for the drive controller or the network cards.

H.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 01:51 AM   #8
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The strange thing is that I have managed to build a couple of HP ML310 servers with Ubuntu and without the usb messages coming up.
They stopped when I plugged in a usb pen drive to the machine.

I always build them now with a usb pen drive inserted. Not had a problem going through the build since, although I still get the usb messages on some of the servers.

clive
 
Old 09-04-2006, 11:20 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by erlandr
I am working with two HP DL320 G4 servers and have been experiencing the same problems as described above. The only Debian blend I have been able to successfully install is Knoppix, which is not really what I want.

Skipping language selection for Debian testing does allow the OS to install, but Debian will never fully boot. It gets caught in the same '...[ 2417.368604] usb 5-2: USB disconnect, address 81...' loop. Debian stable doesn't appear to have this problem, but it does not contain drivers for the NIC or SATA controller.

Any suggestions?
I installed Ubuntu 6.0.6.1 server on a DL-320 G4 today, and had the installation process hang, with a "HID, HP Virtual Keyboard|Mouse" loop as described in this thread.

The hang occured after selecting location and timezone, where I'd normally expect keyboard setup to occur.

To fix the problem I did this:

* Switch to console 1: <alt-F2>
* Find the PID of the hanging process: ps waux | grep kbd-chooser.postinst
* Send it a USR2 sig: kill -12 <pid-found>
* Switch back to console 1: <alt-F1>
* Skip the warning and complete the install.

After this I encountered another hand, just before reboot:
* Hang at "Gathering information for installation report..."
* Switched to console 2 again: <alt-F2>
* Found PID: ps waux | grep report
* Saw two processes, sendt USR2 to the lowest PID: kill -12 <pid-found>
* The install process continued, machine rebooted.

After this the machine booted normally, and I was able to complete the setup process.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 01:44 AM   #10
ramdisk
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Cool GOOD NEWS!!! Kernel Update fixed Problem for me!

I just updated my kernel to 2.6.17 and voila problem solved!!!

for ubuntu users... here is a step by step for upgrading the kernel....

i havnt made 3 posts... so here is a non clickable url for update procedures

ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217657
 
Old 11-06-2006, 11:40 AM   #11
xaviv
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Just update kernel

Same problem found on HP Proliant ML320 G4. Just kernel update is needed (above 2.6.16-2). I used 2.6.17-2 and system booted clearly.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 02:17 PM   #12
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Problem with install debian 4 on HP ML310

Hello everyone,

I'm planning to install Debian 4 on a HP server ML 310.
But i have a problem with the detection of my CD-ROM.
In fact, the BIOS recognize the player but not debian when it starts the device detection.
I don't know why i have this problem, but if anyone can help to resolve that, it would be very nice !!

I'm resuming the problem :
The computer starts on the DVD of Debian, I past the first windows with Debian's logo, than I have to select the language, the country and the keyboard.
After that it start to look for devices, then I stuck : message error no CD ROM detected !!

Thank you for your help !

Best regards,
 
  


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