[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 Experiences

imnotpc imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Fri Apr 27 01:45:13 CEST 2012

On 04/26/2012 03:22 PM, Frank Griffin wrote:
> On 04/26/2012 02:21 PM, imnotpc wrote:
>> On 04/26/2012 01:58 PM, Frank Griffin wrote:
>>> On 04/26/2012 01:06 PM, imnotpc wrote:
>>>> Well this is truly odd. It locks up at many different places. I 
>>>> know this sounds crazy but the point it locks up at seems to be 
>>>> related to whether I select the default boot image to boot 
>>>> immediately or just let it time out and boot. It's almost like 
>>>> there is a timer that begins when grub loads and the system locks 
>>>> up a certain time after that no matter where it is in the boot 
>>>> sequence.
>> I think you misunderstand. This is what happens using the default 
>> boot. The safe boot give the HAL failure error.
> Well, you can test the timer theory easily enough.  When the grub 
> sreen comes up, use the up or down arrow to move off of the default 
> selection and back onto it.  That will disable the autoboot timer.  
> Let it sit there for 5 minutes, then hit ENTER and let it boot and see 
> what happens.
> Any luck if you install the firmware ?

I did a lot of testing and ,while changing the time from grub screen to 
start of boot did make a difference in the point the system locked up, 
there was not enough correlation to conclude anything. I'm doing a clean 
install now and will re-start this thread when I have more info.

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