Bug#859396: installation-reports: boot fail error gr ctor failed (-2)
Control: severity -1 normal
On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 02:41:04AM -0500, David Merchant wrote:
> * What was the outcome of this action?
> system boots ok but throws errors:
> nouveau:lots of numbers: firmware: failed to load nvidia/gm206/gr/sw_nonctx.bin (-2)
> nouveau: gr: failed to load gr/sw_nonctx
> gr ctor failed, -2
> ALSO, sp5100_toc bug still exists, until I blacklisted in on the hard drive
> Then screen flashes (with errors still visible) for several seconds, then stops flashing, then hangs forever.
> * What outcome did you expect instead?
> normal boot to desktop
Most likely to _graphical_ desktop.
> Boot method: dvd first, then later usb flash for speed
> Image version: 8.7.1
> Date: <Date and time of the install>
> latest April 3, 2017 at 2 am central time.
> Machine: custom AMD64, 8370 cpu, nvidia gtx 960 16 Gb RAM, asus m5a99fx mobo
What is the age those components? ( answer might be: "about 4 years old"
or "all new", so just a rough indicator )
> Base System Installation Checklist:
> [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
> Initial boot: [o ]
> Detect network card: [o ]
> Configure network: [o ]
> Detect CD: [o ]
> Load installer modules: [o ]
> Clock/timezone setup: [o ]
> User/password setup: [o ]
> Detect hard drives: [o ]
> Partition hard drives: [o ]
> Install base system: [o ]
> Install tasks: [o ]
> Install boot loader: [o ]
> Overall install: [E ]
> See above. I don't know where this problem exists in the installation package.
> Please make sure that the hardware-summary log file, and any other
> installation logs that you think would be useful are attached to this
> report. Please compress large files using gzip.
> Can't attach anything as system HANGS on boot.
> Once you have filled out this report, mail it to email@example.com.
Thank you for doing so.
> Installer lsb-release:
> DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Debian GNU/Linux installer"
> DISTRIB_RELEASE="8 (jessie) - installer build 20150422+deb8u3"
FWIW: Above is 8.7.1 reported.
> Installer hardware-summary: (wrong machine)
> Installation was performed on a completely different computer from the one below. This is used as it is working! The other one does not at all.
> uname -a: Linux Minnie 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2 (2016-01-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux
> (hundreds of irrelevant lines deleted as they are not the machine used for the attempted installations.)
It is information of the hardware that is needed.
Boot the computer in rescue mode to avoid start up of graphical mode,
to prevent the nouveau errors.
In rescue mode get nvidia-detect from non-free installed and run it.
dpkg --install nvidia-detect.deb
Then use the output of nvidia-detect for the next step
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