Re: New Gentoo install on Intel Z68/i7-2600K system hangs afterVFS:Mounted root...

From: Mark Knecht
Date: Fri Jun 17 2011 - 10:57:24 EST

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 7:46 AM, Paul Hartman <paul.hartman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Â I've got a Windows friend who's trying to make the jump to Gentoo
>> Linux. He's purchased a new motherboard & processor which I believe
>> are part of the new 'Sandy Bridge' family:
>> I've installed Gentoo. The kernel is 2.6.38-gentoo-r6. The install
>> seemed to go fine. This is my first install from scratch after the
>> switch to OpenRC.
>> Â When the machine boots it makes it through mounting sda3 on root,
>> which looks OK to me, but then just hangs with no other messages. I've
>> posted a photo of what the screen looks like when it stops:
> Hi Mark,
> Have you tried booting with acpi=off ?
> Also, since it's a new build, have you done a memory test to be sure
> it is stable? Getting the RAM timings/voltages right is usually one of
> the biggest hurdles in building a new machine in my experiences.
Great inputs. We'll try them both tonight.

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