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Yesterday's debian-live-etch-i386-gnome-desktop.iso hangs on NEC Versa P8100 laptop.

On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 10:12:00AM +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> I'm afraid I cannot reproduce this here. The image you are refering to
> is perfectly working here.

Yes, on NEC Versa M320 & P8210 models, it boots fine.
But I've drawn the short straw since mine is a P8100.

> Please have a look at /var/log/casper.log (or /casper.log) and see if
> you can find a hint there.

Looks like your diagnosis is spot on: (Warning I've had to hand-copy this stuff.)

Begin: Running /scripts/casper-premount ...
stdin: error 0    <- 60 times
Unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem

That seems odd, since it found busybox on the medium.

Poking about a bit, dmesg ends with:

sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x24 writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision 3.20
sr 1:0:0:0 Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
ieee1394: Host added: ID: BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[0040d0010035ee8a]
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.

The last two lines appear 20 times in succession. That doesn't seem

When I booted with "live-failsafe BOOT_DEBUG=3", the only difference
towards the end was that the first kjournald line was preceded with:

mounting root filesystem

Trying "mount" shows only:

none on /sys type sysfs (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw)

> I assume that linux otherwise is generally working well on your system,
> so it would be nice if we can find a bug in casper/live-initramfs and
> fix it to make it work for you.

Yep, I burnt the live CD on the same machine, under ubuntu. The other
two laptops booted fine from the CD, so it looks a little bit like a
compatibility issue, to this untrained eye.

Many thanks for taking an interest in this tricky problem.


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