DellT7500 won’t boot starting at 4.19.13 for fedora 29

asked 2019-01-20 10:55:13 -0500

Dell T7500 won’t boot on 4.19.13 or later from fedora updates for F29. 4.19.10 works. 4.19.11 and 4.19.12 from Koji boot as well. No output after Probing EDD on vga console

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Sorry you have this problem but without more information or some sort of error message hard to know. Is a boot problem or a problem with your graphics? Try to boot to single user and or post some sort of error message

Panther gravatar imagePanther ( 2019-01-20 13:19:04 -0500 )edit

This happens exceptionally early in the boot process. Before leaving ram disk. the only message is Probing EDD. I’ll try single but that is after ramdisk, I’ll also try printkearly...

darknater gravatar imagedarknater ( 2019-01-20 14:40:16 -0500 )edit

I added earlyprintk=vga and it’s clear the system panics early. I tried adding boot_delay=500 and also boot_delay=10 to try to capture the spew with my phone camera capturing at 60fps. Only leaving off boot_delay can I see the panic but the output is coming faster than 60fps.

From what I can piece together without using a serial console and capturing from another host:

kernel BUG at mm/page_alloc.c:791! Invalid opcode: 0000 [#10 SMP PTI] (not sure about this too jumbled) I can’t really see the stack trace either __free_page_ok free_all_bootmem mem_init start_kernel secondary_startup_64

darknater gravatar imagedarknater ( 2019-01-21 17:49:50 -0500 )edit

<continues> [1.860030] free_one_page RIP: 0010:free_one_page [1.863221] Code: 08 0e 03 00 0f 0b 48 89 da be 0c 00 00 00 4c 89 ff e8 56 02 00 e9 9c fb ff ff 48 c7 c6 08 86 0d 92 4c 89 f7 e8 e2 0d 03 00 <0f> ob 48 c6 30 86 0d 92 48 89 df e8 d1 0d 03 00 0f 0b 31 d2 e9 [1.872806] RSP: 0000:ffffffff92203e20 EFLAGS: 00010046 . . [1.923827] Kernel panic - not syncing

darknater gravatar imagedarknater ( 2019-01-21 17:50:09 -0500 )edit

I think I'm having a similar problem. My Dell Inspiron laptop runs fine on F28 and F29, until I upgrade the kernel to 4.20.3 from the original installed kernel. Mine freezes at the "Dell" logo when booting the 4.20.3 kernel. Boots fine if choosing the 4.18 kernel.

Once booted in 4.18 I cannot choose to reboot using the "reboot" option, if I do, it freezes at the Dell logo, I never get a chance to choose a different kernel. I must choose "Shut Down" and then power back on manually, then I can choose the 4.18 kernel.

VaporTrail gravatar imageVaporTrail ( 2019-01-28 10:14:00 -0500 )edit