extlinux 4.04 boot problem

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extlinux 4.04 boot problem

Post#1 by oranus » 23 Sep 2011, 10:35

Extlinux 4.04 on porteus 1.0 32 bit has boot problem esp on HP Pavilion series. At boot time machine freezes. I come up with this problem to use slack 6.1.2 syslinux version.
For next release please take attention to extlinux version to solve boot problem to all PC's.

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Re: extlinux 4.04 boot problem

Post#2 by Hamza » 23 Sep 2011, 18:20

Welcome on board!

This issue should be resolved on next release.

From Porteus 64bit Real Time ChangeLog
- added statically compiled 32bit lilo, syslinux and extlinux (extlinux segfaulted during execution and it had to be compiled with standard glibc - has noticeable bigger size)
Does it solve your problem ?

I hope this will be done for 32bit too.
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Re: extlinux 4.04 boot problem

Post#3 by fanthom » 24 Sep 2011, 22:47

@oranus
extlinux is for ext-2/3/4 fs while syslinux is for FAT. does it mean that you had to reformat your pendrive to use syslinux from slax-6.1.2?
at what stage booting hangs? does it work on other PC's than HP Pavilion series? what's the last line of text visible on the screen after failure? will you be able to provide a photo of the error?

@Hamza
I hope this will be done for 32bit too.
yes
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Re: extlinux 4.04 boot problem

Post#4 by oranus » 27 Sep 2011, 14:52

Hi fanthom,
I use Proteus 1.0 on Sony, Acer, Toshiba laptops with any problem. But this problem occurs only HP Pavilion.
Problem occurs at boot time. Extlinux 4.04 vs. writes on screen and then laptop freeze.
I solve this problem to use older version of syslinux.

Posted after 29 minutes 59 seconds:
Another problem of Hp Pavilon is brightness. After kde screen brightness very low to work. As if laptop power cable is off. But it's not. Interesting thing is after close the monitor and open up brightness is perfect. How can I came up with this problem?

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Re: extlinux 4.04 boot problem

Post#5 by fanthom » 27 Sep 2011, 20:48

Extlinux 4.04 vs. writes on screen and then laptop freeze.
any chance of getting a photo of the failure?
Another problem of Hp Pavilon is brightness.
is it an Intel GPU? if yes then pls find the solution in this post:
http://porteus.org/forum/viewtopic.php? ... t=10#p5619

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Re: extlinux 4.04 boot problem

Post#6 by oranus » 28 Sep 2011, 14:14

Hi fanthom. I get a photo of error. Plese send me your e-mail adress.

Posted after 27 minutes 32 seconds:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=735&start=10#p5619
I try your solution but it doesn't work. HP Pavilion vga is 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller.

Posted after 2 hours 25 minutes 58 seconds:
Hi Hamza,
Thanks for your welcoming.

I search the distro which works without any problem to all PC to laptops. Then I found the Porteus. I try lots off live distro but none off them to solve driver problem. But only Porteus. For me it's the king of the live distro. I thank to you and the other developers to make this best live distro.

I hope next release will be much portable to run all PC.

Thanks to all Porteus Team...

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Re: extlinux 4.04 boot problem

Post#7 by fanthom » 28 Sep 2011, 20:53

Hi fanthom. I get a photo of error. Plese send me your e-mail adress.
please send it to fanthom@porteus.org
I try your solution but it doesn't work.
are you sure you have done everything correctly?
did you add

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setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=00
to /etc/rc.d/rc.local?
and

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acpi_osi=Linux
to boot parameters in /boot/porteus.cfg?
please double check - just in case. if that wont solve your problem then pls wait 4 weeks for rc1 of 32bit Porteus-1.1 with 3.1 kernel.
I thank to you and the other developers to make this best live distro.
thanks for your words
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