From: Pavel Machek on 6 Sep 2009 01:30
On Thu 2009-09-03 20:49:48, VirginSnow(a)vfemail.net wrote:
> [1.] One line summary of the problem:
> Linux kernel 22.214.171.124 reboots after setting video mode, but
> before issuing the "Decompressing Linux" message.
Did earlier kernels work with same config? If yes, then that's rather
nasty regression; cc rjw and see what happens :-).
> [2.] Full description of the problem/report:
> I just compiled a kernel from the official 126.96.36.199 sources using
> gcc 3.4.4. "make xconfig" was used to configure the kernel, and
> the .config was NOT edited by hand. EARLY_PRINTK=y in .config.
> Initial builds failed due to unresolved ".L1234" symbols. Using
> "make xconfig" to disable uncompilable code resulted in a
> successful kernel build.
> Booting the resulting kernel outputs the message "Probing EDD"
> and then reboots. Passing "edd=on" or "edd=off" on the kernel
> command line does not help; the kernel always reboots.
> Passing "vga=ask" allows me to select a video mode, which appears
> to take effect properly. Immediately after setting the video
> mode, however, the machine reboots.
> The problem behavior is repeatable and consistent.
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