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

From: Paul Hartman
Date: Fri Jun 17 2011 - 10:46:28 EST

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   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.
>   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.
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