Fw: [Bugme-new] [Bug 5679] New: Kernel fails to boot

Andrew Morton akpm at osdl.org
Thu Jan 19 21:42:20 EST 2006

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 17:17:23 -0800
From: bugme-daemon at bugzilla.kernel.org
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Subject: [Bugme-new] [Bug 5679] New: Kernel fails to boot


           Summary: Kernel fails to boot
    Kernel Version: all > 2.6.8
            Status: NEW
          Severity: blocking
             Owner: platform_ppc-32 at kernel-bugs.osdl.org
         Submitter: t.visconti at cantierecreativo.fi.it

Most recent kernel where this bug did not occur: 2.6.8

Distribution: Gentoo 2005.1 - Ubuntu 5.10 - Debian Etch

Hardware Environment: PowerBook 12" (july 2005), italian

Problem Description: With these distributions and with every kernel version
newer than 2.6.8, kernel fails to boot. 
There are no error messages, the pc 'freeze' just before the page with the
penguin logo, this is the freezed page:

Welcome to Linux, kernel 2.6.14

linked at	: 0xc0000000
frame buffer at	: 0xa0008000 (phys), 0xd0008000 (log)
klimit		: 0xc042c018
MSR		: 0x00003030
HID0		: 0x8410c0bc

pmac_init(): exit
id mach(): done
MMU: hw init
hash:find piece
MMU:exit <-(here it stops)
Sometimes the final word 'exit' is not clear (some pixels are in strange positions)

Steps to reproduce: boot with a cd of mentioned distributions or with any kernel
version newer than 2.6.8

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