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    SubjectRe: 2.6.3 Boot Failure on Nforce2 Board
    Michael Joy wrote:
    > Hello,
    > We're having an interesting problem with the latest kernel release. On
    > an Albatron KM18G, latest bios, 1024MB system with athlon xp proc, 2.6.3
    > refuses to boot. It hangs on initializing the ide devices.
    >
    > [2.] Full description of the problem/report: The problem is most
    > definately related to the ide controller changes made in 2.6.3 as in
    > 2.4.22 we did not have this issue. We haven't tried any of the previous
    > kernels as this is a production system.
    >
    > When booting the 2.6.3 kernel, either compiled by Mandrake (cooker) or
    > using the straight up source, the kernel hangs without any error on hda:
    > max request size : 128KiB.
    >
    > I don't have a log of this as it won't initialize the HD (wd1200jb on an
    > 80pin cable) to log the dmesg dump. Anyways we have two identical
    > machines that do this. Both are nforce2 integrated gpu's, using onboard
    > networking and sound. They have 2x512 Kingston HyperX memory modules
    > which have been thouroughly tested in these machines with memtest and no
    > errors are found.
    >
    > Of note is that these machines exhibit the random freezes (blank screen,
    > hard lock, normally associated with heavy disk thrashing) many other
    > nforce2 boards seem to be experiencing. To fix this, we boot them with
    > the noapic and nolapic option and the problem does not reappear.

    > i2c-nforce2 4392 0 (unused)

    > nvnet 30880 1 (autoclean)


    You appear to have a binary-only module, nvnet, loaded... we cannot
    debug problems with closed source code in your kernel. Try "forcedeth"
    NIC driver instead.

    Jeff



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