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#1 2012-09-27 05:58:50

gothmog123
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syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

I'm using the 64bit testing image installed on an Acer Aspire 1.

On a cold boot, 80% of the time randomly, syslinux will hang forever on the message peter anvin etc.

Once I boot into a rescue USB, change something (anything) in syslinux.cfg, all successive boots succeed without exception. Then one day on a cold boot the same thing happens.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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#2 2012-09-27 09:22:56

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

I think that Peter Anvin thing is the first thing you see right, before the blue splash screen with the boot menu.  Do you have any USB devices with storage (phone/camera/memory/etc) plugged in when you boot?

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#3 2012-09-27 09:47:03

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

Yes, that's it. The first message.

No I don't have anything plugged in except a LAN cable. I'm sure that's not a problem. Or is it?

Oh and I converted to full systemd to try it out. Maybe something systemd is interfering?

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#4 2012-09-27 11:17:37

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

One full systemd partition on grub-bios I ran would hang for what seemed forever until it finally autologged to desktop in at the 1 minute 50 second mark. No verbose as to what was happening and where the hell are my readable log files?  Oh yeah, "undocumented binary format." AssHat strikes again. roll


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#5 2012-09-27 11:58:31

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...


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#6 2012-09-27 12:55:27

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

gothmog123 wrote:

Yes, that's it. The first message.

No I don't have anything plugged in except a LAN cable. I'm sure that's not a problem. Or is it?

Oh and I converted to full systemd to try it out. Maybe something systemd is interfering?

LAN cable shouldn't matter...  systemd shouldn't matter either - this is before the kernel is even selected to be loaded.

Just to confirm.. it works as expected 1 out of 5 times?

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#7 2012-09-27 13:08:07

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

No actually I think it's completely random. Sometimes it's 1/5 but other times it's 3/5.

Or maybe it comes after a set number of boots? No idea.

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#8 2012-09-27 13:10:08

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

Does it happen when you run live version?


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#9 2012-09-27 13:14:04

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

No.

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#10 2012-09-27 13:32:00

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

is there anything out of the ordinary at all?  RAID perhaps?  I'm really stabbing in the dark here I'm afraid.  I hate intermittent problems :-)

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#11 2012-09-27 13:39:09

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

Thanks for trying to help guys. I went ahead and installed grub2. If it does the same thing it's a hardware issue.

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#12 2012-09-27 20:14:28

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

Mr G, I was being sarcastic smile

Arch Wiki wrote:

The journal writes to /run/systemd/journal, meaning logs will be lost on reboot.

Nice feature!! roll


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#13 2012-09-27 23:21:07

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@ArchVortex can never tell when you are joking or not smile ....


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#14 2012-09-28 08:04:34

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

ArchVortex wrote:

Mr G, I was being sarcastic smile

Arch Wiki wrote:

The journal writes to /run/systemd/journal, meaning logs will be lost on reboot.

Nice feature!! roll

You can modify journald.conf to also write to syslog at the cost of some extra overhead

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#15 2012-09-28 10:10:29

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Re: syslinux hangs on peter anvin bla bla bla...

Interesting

/etc/systemd/system/rc-local.service

[Unit]
Description=/etc/rc.local Compatibility

[Service]
Type=oneshot
ExecStart=/etc/rc.local
TimeoutSec=0
StandardInput=tty
RemainAfterExit=yes

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Conflicts with

However, tmpfiles may also be used to write values into certain files on boot. 
For example, if you use /etc/rc.local to disable wakeup from USB devices with echo USBE > /proc/acpi/wakeup, you may use the following tmpfile instead:
/etc/tmpfiles.d/disable-usb-wake.conf
w /proc/acpi/wakeup - - - - USBE
The tmpfiles method is recommended in this case since systemd doesn't actually support /etc/rc.local.
See man tmpfiles.d for details. 

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