[SOLVED] Kickstart loads and nothing further?

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[SOLVED] Kickstart loads and nothing further?

Postby Belxjander » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:35 pm

I've currently run into what is for me a very weird boot issue that I would love to resolve...

I can boot my sam440-flex, it will show uboot as per normal without issues.

I can use *any* hdd with the dvd-rom drive hooked up..

If I use my existing system hdd, kickstart will load normally.

The issue is when Kickstart has finished the module loading procedure and there is a message about launching...

I have left my machine to boot (from both AOS4.1FE CD and Existing HDD...) for a whole day twice now...

I have NOT seen the boot image or anything beyond the Kickstart loading progress bar text which has completed loading.

What possible issues would affect this point of the loading process????

I also recently purchased a new pair of HDDs considering HDD errors as a possible point of failure...
but in attempting to boot with one of the new drives the AOS4.1FE CD showed the same issue as t HDD installed system.

Just what the hell is happening here?

Not quite sure how this was solved as I completely stripped the machine down and re-installed device by device until everything was present again...

loose connection or something else?,

Not exactly sure but the machine is fully functional again,

And I am cloning my entire 500GB drive pair over to a fresh pair of 1TB disks just so I have 3 compelete system copies now.
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Re: [SOLVED] Kickstart loads and nothing further?

Postby Raziel » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:25 pm

Have you tried without the dvd rom on the chain?
Maybe it doesn't work together with your hdds?
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Re: [SOLVED] Kickstart loads and nothing further?

Postby Belxjander » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:29 pm

Raziel wrote:Have you tried without the dvd rom on the chain?
Maybe it doesn't work together with your hdds?


I started by stripping and testing individual SATA devices, after pulling everything usb except the keyboard/mouse dongle...

no change regardless of sata device any which way...

unplugging and re-seating the PCI cards (except graphics) seemed to have solved the issue.

Which let me boot my original system disk, and re-wiring the drive bays actually stripped a few uboot error messages too.
,mainly to do with read failures... since I had one 500GB drive in the top hdd bay with a sata cable between it and the next drive... so it was actually making the 500GB drives both ridiculously hot
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