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Fedora 24 4.8.16-200.fc.x84_64 boot problems on HP 17-y006ng Laptop

asked 2017-01-14 14:59:52 -0500

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Ok, it's long time since I was into the tech Linux stuff, and it's all very very faint in my memory, so you may consider me as a newbie, at least that's how I look at it.

CPU: AMD Quad-Core A10-9600P RAM: 8 GB Display Adapter: AMD Radeon™ R7 M440-Grafikkarte

I recently bought that laptop, and it works almost like a charm with Fedora 24 4.5.5-300.fc.x84_64. When I try to boot the new kernel, it simply hangs in the middle of the boot process.

I can boot the F24 Live image but get the following error msg in Gnome: "We're sorry, it looks like BOOT_IMAGE=/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz crashed". BTW the live image is burned to DVD.

When I boot the old kernel, I get this msg: "we're sorry, it looks like /usr/bin/gnome-software crashed, please con". and I can't install any software that way.

And if I try with the F25 Live image, I get literally thousands of time outs for device=03:00.0, and if I try to upgrade from F24->F25 either via Gnome Software or dnf-system-upgrade it always fails.

I am fully aware that this is not info enough for anyone to come up with a solution, but somehow I need to know where to start to figure out what is going wrong.

I can't understand these log files any more, and I am not even sure where to look for them. It's driving me nuts, as I have no problems on my 10 year old Desktop.

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The current kernel on F24 as of this writing is kernel-4.8.16-200.fc24.x86_64. Is that what you mean by "the new kernel"? It sounds like your system is currently in a confused state; are you okay with doing a fresh install? Can you try a live USB instead of a DVD, just to eliminate that as a possible factor? What if you try a live respin from here — these are F25 with updated kernels. Pick the "WORK" one for Fedora Workstation.

mattdm gravatar imagemattdm ( 2017-01-15 09:48:38 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I with new kernel I mean the 4.8.16-200.fc24.x86_64. I have also tried a live USB with the same results. I'll try the live-spin next during the week.

mfoged gravatar imagemfoged ( 2017-01-15 14:16:37 -0500 )edit

Ok, just tried with the live spin. vesamenu.C32: not a COM32R image boot: <prompt>

<ctrl>+<alt>+<delete> it tries to boot from USB, but stops fairly quickly and dumps the stack to screen. No log files to find anywhere,

I got the live spin working, but only if i use the troubleshooting entry. But it also send the notification BOOT_IMAGE=/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz crashed. I will try to redo the image.

mfoged gravatar imagemfoged ( 2017-01-15 23:14:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-19 13:25:41 -0500

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I downloaded F25 Live USB again. Booted in troubleshooting mode and installed to HD. Now my laptop boots every time I try, though with reduced graphics and other missing functionality, but how to continue does not belong to this topic.

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