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I've mostly been using the Gentoo kernels in my system without any problem other than 2.6.12 and above being unable to mount CD-ROMs. With my first vanilla kernel, 2.6.12.1, I ...
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    Standard Kernel Doesn't Boot


    I've mostly been using the Gentoo kernels in my system without any problem other than 2.6.12 and above being unable to mount CD-ROMs.

    With my first vanilla kernel, 2.6.12.1, I am unable to boot my system past the very first few startup lines. The last four lines outputted by the kernel relate to my ACPI devices. Then, the screen just freezes. I can type, but only blue underscores appear across a line somewhat randomnly when I do. The exact same thing also happens with 2.6.13-rc2.

    What is happening with this kernel?

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    You could try disabling ACPI support, but that would be a bit harsh. Do you have any obscure hardware hooked up to your box?

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    I have the old serial TI-GraphLink, but nothing else out of the ordinary. It's just a regular ATX setup.

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    You have it plugged in a boot-up?

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    Yeah, but it hasn't interfered with the Fedora Core 3 2.6.9 kernel, FreeBSD 5.3 kernel, Slackware 2.6.10 kernel, or any Gentoo kernel (2.11 to 2.12).

    I'll attempt a boot-up without it.

    EDIT: No success.

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    Maybe these could be of some help:
    Code:
    # lspci
    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
    0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 05)
    0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 05)
    0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 05)
    0000:00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 05)0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 05)
    0000:00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 05)0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
    0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    0000:02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08)
    0000:02:02.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 08)
    0000:02:03.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
    0000:02:03.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
    0000:02:03.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 63)
    0000:02:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems (former Lucent Microelectronics) FW323 (rev 61)
    0000:02:05.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 02)
    0000:02:05.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 02)
    Code:
    # lshw
    hsd1.wa.comcast.net
        description: Desktop Computer
        product: P4SBA
        vendor: Supermicro
        version: 1234567890
        serial: 1234567890
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3
        configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: P4SBA
           vendor: Supermicro
           physical id: 0
           version: PCB Version
           serial: 1234567890
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
              physical id: 0
              version: 6.00 PG (08/29/2002)
              size: 128KB
              capacity: 448KB
              capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.50GHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 15.2.9
              slot: mPGA478
              size: 2500MHz
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 100MHz
              capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe cid xtpr
              configuration: id=0
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 9
                 slot: Internal Cache
                 size: 8KB
                 capacity: 20KB
                 capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: a
                 slot: External Cache
                 capacity: 512KB
                 capabilities: synchronous external write-back
         *-memory
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 1c
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 1GB
              capacity: 1536MB
            *-bank:0
                 description: DIMM Window DRAM 133 MHz (7.5 ns)
                 vendor: NoneNoneNoneNone
                 physical id: 0
                 slot: A0
                 size: 512MB
                 clock: 133MHz (7.5188ns)
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM Window DRAM 133 MHz (7.5 ns)
                 vendor: NoneNoneNoneNone
                 physical id: 1
                 slot: A1
                 size: 256MB
                 clock: 133MHz (7.5188ns)
            *-bank:2
                 description: DIMM Window DRAM 133 MHz (7.5 ns)
                 vendor: NoneNoneNoneNone
                 physical id: 2
                 slot: A2
                 size: 256MB
                 clock: 133MHz (7.5188ns)
         *-pci
              description: Host bridge
              product: 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: d0000000
              bus info: pci@00:00.0
              logical name: /dev/fb0
              version: 04
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              capabilities: fb
              configuration: depth=8 frequency=100.00Hz mode=640x480 visual=pseudocolor xres=640 yres=480
              resources: iomemory:d0000000-d7ffffff
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: pci@00:01.0
                 version: 04
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
               *-display
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]
                    vendor: nVidia Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@01:00.0
                    version: a1
                    size: 128MB
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 66MHz
                    capabilities: vga bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=nvidia
                    resources: iomemory:e0000000-e0ffffff iomemory:d8000000-dfffffff irq:10
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82801 PCI Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1e
                 bus info: pci@00:1e.0
                 version: 05
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
               *-network
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
                    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: pci@02:01.0
                    logical name: eth0
                    version: 10
                    serial: 00:30:bd:05:17:f4
                    size: 100MB/s
                    capacity: 100MB/s
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegociation
                    configuration: autonegociation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.27 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.102 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
                    resources: ioport:9000-90ff iomemory:e3000000-e30000ff irq:11
               *-multimedia:0
                    description: Multimedia audio controller
                    product: SB Live! EMU10k1
                    vendor: Creative Labs
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: pci@02:02.0
                    version: 08
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=EMU10K1_Audigy
                    resources: ioport:9400-941f irq:9
               *-input
                    description: Input device controller
                    product: SB Live! MIDI/Game Port
                    vendor: Creative Labs
                    physical id: 2.1
                    bus info: pci@02:02.1
                    version: 08
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=Emu10k1_gameport
                    resources: ioport:9800-9807
               *-usb:0
                    description: USB Controller
                    product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                    physical id: 3
                    bus info: pci@02:03.0
                    version: 61
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd
                    resources: ioport:9c00-9c1f irq:11
                  *-usbhost
                       product: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                       vendor: Linux 2.6.12-gentoo-r4 uhci_hcd
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: usb@4
                       logical name: usb4
                       version: 2.06
                       capabilities: usb-1.10
                       configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
               *-usb:1
                    description: USB Controller
                    product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                    physical id: 3.1
                    bus info: pci@02:03.1
                    version: 61
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: uhci bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd
                    resources: ioport:a000-a01f irq:11
                  *-usbhost
                       product: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (#2)
                       vendor: Linux 2.6.12-gentoo-r4 uhci_hcd
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: usb@5
                       logical name: usb5
                       version: 2.06
                       capabilities: usb-1.10
                       configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
               *-usb:2
                    description: USB Controller
                    product: USB 2.0
                    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                    physical id: 3.2
                    bus info: pci@02:03.2
                    version: 63
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd
                    resources: iomemory:e3001000-e30010ff irq:5
                  *-usbhost
                       product: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
                       vendor: Linux 2.6.12-gentoo-r4 ehci_hcd
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: usb@1
                       logical name: usb1
                       version: 2.06
                       capabilities: usb-2.00
                       configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=4 speed=480.0MB/s
               *-firewire
                    description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
                    product: FW323
                    vendor: Agere Systems (former Lucent Microelectronics)
                    physical id: 4
                    bus info: pci@02:04.0
                    version: 61
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=ohci1394
                    resources: iomemory:e3002000-e3002fff irq:11
               *-multimedia:1 UNCLAIMED
                    description: Multimedia video controller
                    product: Bt878 Video Capture
                    vendor: Brooktree Corporation
                    physical id: 5
                    bus info: pci@02:05.0
                    version: 02
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: bus_master
                    resources: iomemory:e4000000-e4000fff irq:5
               *-multimedia:2 UNCLAIMED
                    description: Multimedia controller
                    product: Bt878 Audio Capture
                    vendor: Brooktree Corporation
                    physical id: 5.1
                    bus info: pci@02:05.1
                    version: 02
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: bus_master
                    resources: iomemory:e4001000-e4001fff irq:5
            *-isa UNCLAIMED
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC)
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f
                 bus info: pci@00:1f.0
                 version: 05
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master
            *-ide
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: 82801BA IDE U100
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.1
                 bus info: pci@00:1f.1
                 version: 05
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide bus_master
                 configuration: driver=PIIX_IDE
                 resources: ioport:f000-f00f
               *-ide:0
                    description: IDE Channel 0
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: ide@0
                    logical name: ide0
                    clock: 33MHz
                  *-disk:0
                       description: ATA Disk
                       product: ST3200822A
                       vendor: Seagate
                       physical id: 0
                       bus info: ide@0.0
                       logical name: /dev/hda
                       version: 3.01
                       serial: 3LJ2KYW0
                       size: 186GB
                       capabilities: ata dma lba iordy smart security pm
                       configuration: mode=udma2 smart=on
                  *-disk:1
                       description: ATA Disk
                       product: WDC WD600BB-75CAA0
                       vendor: Western Digital
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: ide@0.1
                       logical name: /dev/hdb
                       version: 16.06V16
                       serial: WD-WMA8F1788172
                       size: 55GB
                       capacity: 55GB
                       capabilities: ata dma lba iordy smart pm
                       configuration: mode=udma2 smart=on
               *-ide:1
                    description: IDE Channel 1
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: ide@1
                    logical name: ide1
                    clock: 33MHz
                  *-cdrom:0
                       description: IDE CD-ROM
                       product: SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616Q
                       physical id: 0
                       bus info: ide@1.0
                       logical name: /dev/hdc
                       version: F401
                       capabilities: packet atapi cdrom removable nonmagnetic dma lba iordy
                       configuration: mode=udma2
                  *-cdrom:1
                       description: IDE CD-ROM
                       product: ATAPI CD-RW 52X24
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: ide@1.1
                       logical name: /dev/hdd
                       version: F.CZ
                       capabilities: packet atapi cdrom removable nonmagnetic dma lba iordy
                       configuration: mode=udma2
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1)
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.2
                 bus info: pci@00:1f.2
                 version: 05
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd
                 resources: ioport:b000-b01f irq:9
               *-usbhost
                    product: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1)
                    vendor: Linux 2.6.12-gentoo-r4 uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@2
                    logical name: usb2
                    version: 2.06
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
            *-serial UNCLAIMED
                 description: SMBus
                 product: 82801BA/BAM SMBus
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.3
                 bus info: pci@00:1f.3
                 version: 05
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 resources: ioport:500-50f irq:11
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2)
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.4
                 bus info: pci@00:1f.4
                 version: 05
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd
                 resources: ioport:b800-b81f irq:5
               *-usbhost
                    product: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2)
                    vendor: Linux 2.6.12-gentoo-r4 uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@3
                    logical name: usb3
                    version: 2.06
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: driver=hub maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
         *-scsi:0
              physical id: 1
              logical name: scsi0
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD reader
                 product: DVD-ROM SD-616Q
                 vendor: SAMSUNG
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom2
                 logical name: /dev/dvd1
                 logical name: /dev/scd0
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: F401
                 capabilities: removable audio dvd
                 configuration: ansiversion=2
         *-scsi:1
              physical id: 2
              logical name: scsi1
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom
                 description: CD-R/CD-RW writer
                 product: CD-RW 52X24
                 vendor: ATAPI
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/scd1
                 logical name: /dev/sr1
                 version: F.CZ
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw
                 configuration: ansiversion=2
         *-scsi:2
              physical id: 3
              bus info: firewire@000a2700021d5502
              logical name: scsi2
              capabilities: emulated
            *-disk
                 description: SCSI Disk
                 product: iPod
                 vendor: Apple
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: 1.62
                 size: 18GB
                 capabilities: removable
                 configuration: ansiversion=2
      *-network DISABLED
           description: Ethernet interface
           physical id: 1
           logical name: dummy0
           serial: 36:e6:89:3d:ea:57
           capabilities: ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes

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    Try configuring it without ACPI.

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    Now it stops at the line before, "fb0:".

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    Try downgrading to say 2.6.11

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