Installation boot fails on ACER Travelmate 4002LMi
I got an ACER Travelmate 4002LMi. Trying to install sarge I get to
the boot prompt. Trying to boot I either get a grey screen (with kernel
2.4) or the process hangs at
ACPI:IRQ9 SCI: Edge set to level Trigger
(when using kernel 2.6). Also the options acpi=off, nodma, noapic and
nolapic don't make a difference. Also typing "expert" makes the process
hang at the mentioned line.
I both tried to boot with the sarge netinstaller rc2 and a three weeks
old CD 1 of the sarge CD-set. The results are the same.
By the way: kanotix does boot when using the "acpi off, dma off"-mode.
Output of lspci:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Host Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Memory I/O
Control Registers (rev 02)
0000:00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Configuration
Process Registers (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 855GME GMCH Host-to-AGP Bridge
(Virtual PCI-to-PCI) (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB
2.0 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 83)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM (ICH4) Ultra ATA
Storage Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
SMBus Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350
[Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]
0000:02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T
0000:02:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev
0000:02:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8031
0000:02:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device
0000:02:06.3 Unknown mass storage controller: Texas Instruments: Unknown
I think this problem might be identical with bug #292888.
It was reported here: http://www.archivum.info/debian-boot%
But if I understand the following answer correctly, the bug has been
Joey Hess wrote:
> Sarantos Kapidakis wrote:
> > There is an incompatibility between the kernel and my hardhare.
> > This prevents me booting on most normal ways - e.g. using knoppix or
> > Debian default boot methods.
> > I managed to boot knoppix, using the failsafe option.
> > Debian should also have a way to omit utilizing some of my hardware,
> > to help the system boot on kernel incompatibilities.
> The installer does. Type "expert" at the boot prompt and you will be
> prompted for which hardware drivers to load. Or are you talking only about
> problems after the base system is installed, such as your i810_audio
> > In order to be able to boot later, I had to prohibit loading the i810_audio module.
> > Every time Debian rebuilds the modules.conf file, my system is not bootable, and I have to boot using knoppix to correct this (alias i810_audio off).
> A comment at the top of /etc/modules.conf explains that you should not
> edit the file directly and what to do instead.
> see shy jo
As already mentioned above typing "expert" doesn't help in my case.
I already wrote this report as an answer to the original bug report (on
list). As it didn't appear on this list, I write directly to the list.
Sorry if somebody should receive this report twice.