Bug#496967: general: System completely blocks any input
Am 29.08.2008 um 20:20 schrieb Lars Wirzenius:
pe, 2008-08-29 kello 19:51 +0200, Frank Küster kirjoitti:
Any ideas how I can start debugging this?
My first suspicion would be about the hardware.
You could run memtest86+
for at least 12 hours or until the first error.
Can I download an iso image of a boot CD with memtest86+ somewhere? I
have only this single Linux machine at the moment, and there's no
chance at all that the machine works long enough that I am able to
install the package and understand how to create an image.
Another idea: you could test the system with another version of
or with Ubuntu, Knoppix, or another live CD, and see if you can
reproduce the problem with that.
That's exactly what I did and why I am reporting this as a Debian
bug: It never occurred when booting from a Knoppix CD, even after hours.
The only thing that is different hardware-wise is that the harddisk
is mostly inactive in Knoppix.
Is there any live system available which can handle lvm volumes? I
think I even have some free disk space for an additional partition to
install the live system on harddisk. But I cannot access it from
Knoppix, and didn't find information on lvm in the Knoppix FAQ.