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

Erik Christiansen wrote:
> But I've drawn the short straw since mine is a P8100.

can I see a lspci from that machine?

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

nope; busybox is from within initrd. means..
although your machine correctly supports booting from cdrom, the linux
kernel is not able to detect the cdrom.

> 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
> right?

either this is from your host systems partitions, or, the squashfs image
is corrupted. to figure out which one it is, can you please boot it
again (into busybox) and then see, if you can 'eject /dev/sd0'?

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

failsafe does not have any influence here, as this only disables machine
specific stuff (like mce, apm and acpi where some crappy bioses making
linux freeze, but this isn't the case here, so failsafe is of no help

Address:        Daniel Baumann, Burgunderstrasse 3, CH-4562 Biberist
Email:          daniel.baumann at panthera-systems.net
Internet:       http://people.panthera-systems.net/~daniel-baumann/

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