Boot hang after initrd load

Bug #1154917 reported by Robbie Williamson on 2013-03-14
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The machine hangs immediately after initrd image is loaded with a blank aubergin-ish screen. I can CTRL-ALT-DELETE to reboot only. Booting in recovery mode doesn't tell me anything either. I am able to successfully boot into the 3.8.0-11 kernel.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: linux-image-3.8.0-12-generic 3.8.0-12.21
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-11.20-generic 3.8.2
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0: robbiew 1487 F.... pulseaudio
Date: Wed Mar 13 21:32:22 2013
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=926f3d1c-1af0-4ea1-8bf0-1c591a897562
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-01-26 (46 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MachineType: LENOVO 3443CTO
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-11-generic root=UUID=e5170156-804e-43a6-bde8-334c96fe0aeb ro quiet splash
 linux-restricted-modules-3.8.0-11-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.8.0-11-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.104
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-01-26 (46 days ago) 11/20/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: G6ET66WW (2.10 )
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available 3443CTO
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Defined
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrG6ET66WW(2.10):bd11/20/2012:svnLENOVO:pn3443CTO:pvrThinkPadX1Carbon:rvnLENOVO:rn3443CTO:rvrNotDefined:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable: 3443CTO
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X1 Carbon
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

Robbie Williamson (robbiew) wrote :

This change was made by a bot.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Hi Robbie,

Can you see if removing the quiet and splash boot options provided some additional information?

- Boot the machine.
- During the BIOS screen, press the shift key and hold it down. You should see the GRUB menu after the BIOS loads.
- Navigate to the kernel entry you want to boot, and press 'e'.
- Then remove the quiet and splash keywords (found in the line starting with linux)

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: kernel-key
tags: added: regression-update
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Critical
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

These seem to be the only changes from 3.8.0-11 to 3.8.0-12:

  * Revert "efivarfs: guid part of filenames are case-insensitive"
    - LP: #1146988
  * Revert "efivarfs: Validate filenames much more aggressively"
    - LP: #1146988
  * mfd: rtsx: Optimize card detect flow
    - LP: #1148892
  * mfd: rtsx: Fix issue that booting OS with SD card inserted
    - LP: #1148892

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

This is likely bug #1154813.

Robbie Williamson (robbiew) wrote :

Tim is correct and applying updates from -proposed (initramfs-tools specifically) has resolved this problem. I noted it in bug #1154813.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Robbie, please disable raring-proposed on your system, that pocket is not for human consumption.

tags: removed: kernel-key
Robbie Williamson (robbiew) wrote :

Steve, I'm not a human...I'm the Hulk ;).

Sacredos Lupus (sacredoslupus) wrote :

Try editing the grub.cfg file directly I know it says not to do this but I had a problem much like this one with recovery mode. I edited the file and added 'gfxmode text' under the recordfail entery under the menu entery header for the operating system that was having the issue. I hope this helps...

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