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SubjectRe: Reboot hang FIXED
On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 23:53:18 +0200, Rene Herman <>  

> Seems a fairly safe assumption that the Linux driver leaves your DVD-ROM
> in a peculiar state then. If you have both drivers compiled in, I
> believe the new PATA driver will "win" (judging by the number of people
> that lost their drives on hda...) so I've added its author to the CC.
> Repeating information from your first post:
> Gigabyte gak8nsp (nforce 3)
> NEC DVD-RW@nv_pata
> 1x 80 GB WD@nv_sata, 1x 250 GB WD@nv_sata , IBM (20GB) @ nv_pata
> Machine hangs at summary screen where it would be trying a boot from DVD
> normally on cold boot, or reboot from Windows. reboot=b doesn't help.
> Rene.

Sorted out, built 2 kernels, one with old driver, other with only new
driver. The one with old driver hangs (it could be because
BLK_DEV_OFFBOARD was enabled?),
using only new drivers works fine.

Thanks for all your help.

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