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Old 11-20-2015, 10:24 PM   #1
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System freezes during boot-up when using kernel 4.1 or later


I am running Debian "testing" release (64 bit) on a Dell Inspiron Mini 1012. I regularly run "apt-get dist-upgrade" to keep my software current. System and software are working fine EXCEPT that I must select a previous version of the kernel (4.0.0-2-amd64) in GRUB in order to boot fully to the login screen. When I try to boot using 4.1 or 4.2, the last boot message I get is the result of fsck (clean). Shortly later the screen flickers and the message font changes (as in normal boot-up), so presumably the video driver has loaded successfully (???) but the system freezes at this point.

I'm a non-technical user, but can type terminal commands and edit settings files like a trained seal if given specific instructions

Thank you all!
 
Old 11-21-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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How long did you wait? Was NumLock key still working? Any LEDs flashing on the keyboard?
 
Old 11-21-2015, 03:34 PM   #3
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I've waited, at times, half an hour or more.

The keyboard doesn't have any LEDs and no way of knowing NumLock state.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-21-2015, 03:47 PM   #4
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Did you try passing nomodeset to the kernel?
Next thing I'd do is booting with some live CD and looking at /var/log/dmesg, there may be hints what's going wrong.
 
Old 11-21-2015, 03:50 PM   #5
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Pardon my ignorance, but I don't know what it means to pass nomodeset to the kernel. How do I do that?
 
Old 11-21-2015, 03:58 PM   #6
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Please look it up in Google, search for "how to pass nomodeset to kernel". I'm busy, otherwise I'd search it for you and copy and paste here.
 
Old 11-23-2015, 04:26 PM   #7
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If you haven't figured out nomodeset, try following these instructions:

https://support.reliablesite.net/kb/...e-i7-3770.aspx
 
Old 11-24-2015, 01:22 AM   #8
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To pass a kernel option go to your GRUB configuration then find the line that starts:
Code:
linux   /boot/<kernel version>
and add whatever option you want to pass to the end of the line.

You shouldn't be using Debian testing if you don't know how to configure a bootloader.
 
Old 12-27-2015, 10:00 AM   #9
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Silvanus's freeze upon finishing boot-up looks the same as the one I've had on the same machine. Systems freezes with any kernels 4.1 to 4.3x, on Arch linux.
Note that `nomodeset`, noacpi and lots of cheatcodes (all I knew and more) hasn't the slightest effect.

Recently cooked a bug report:
FS#47509 - [linux] Boot hangs anytime with 4.x kernel on an Intel Pineview (Dell 1012 Inspiron)

Hardware:
Code:
Machine:   Mobo: Dell model: 00D2K7 v: A11 serial: .J0JFRM1.CN1296106L2548. Bios: Dell v: A11 date: 11/12/2010
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N450 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 1667 MHz 1: 1667 MHz 2: 1000 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: N/A driver: N/A tty size: 168x43 Advanced Data: N/A for root out of X
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.10.94-1-lts310-ck
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:26:b9:db:d4:70
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
           IF: wlp7s0 state: down mac: 00:26:4d:78:71:55
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (34.5 used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9160314AS size: 160.0GB

Last edited by kozaki; 12-27-2015 at 11:18 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 07-03-2016, 05:43 AM   #10
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Thumbs up

Good news.
`systemd.restore_state=0` kernel parameter allows the latest ARCH kernels to boot my dell mini 1012. Now running great. Source here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=201523&p=2
 
  


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