Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    22

    asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    Hello,
    I have and USB key with Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (kernel 3.2.0) on it. Recently I have bought an Asus EEEPC 1015 CX. I am unable to boot this USB key on it.
    Moreover, I have older USB key with 10.04 LTS installed (kernel 2.6.33) which also doesn't boot.

    I was suspecting this to be a kernel problem, so I have tried other kernel versions, namely 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/, but this didn't help.

    Symptoms: in recovery mode: boot process prints "Loading initial ramdisk ...", then screen refreshes and it gets stuck with cursor blinking in top left part of the screen.
    in normal mode: all I get is a blank screen.

    Thank you for any ideas.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    2

    Question Re: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    hi, sorry to do this. I am new in this forum and I dont know how to start a topic (thread), sorry about my english, my mother tongue is portuguese, sorry about everything.
    thanks for help and atention

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    22

    Re: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by alex quim View Post
    hi, sorry to do this. I am new in this forum and I dont know how to start a topic (thread), sorry about my english, my mother tongue is portuguese, sorry about everything.
    thanks for help and atention
    click the big red "NewThread" button in top left side

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    2

    Re: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by svrkispm View Post
    click the big red "NewThread" button in top left side
    I cant see it, only "NEW REPLY"

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    22

    Re: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by alex quim View Post
    I cant see it, only "NEW REPLY"
    go to http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=408 and then click new thread

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    /dev/root
    Beans
    6,000

    Re: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by svrkispm View Post
    Hello,
    I have and USB key with Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (kernel 3.2.0) on it. Recently I have bought an Asus EEEPC 1015 CX. I am unable to boot this USB key on it.
    Moreover, I have older USB key with 10.04 LTS installed (kernel 2.6.33) which also doesn't boot.

    I was suspecting this to be a kernel problem, so I have tried other kernel versions, namely 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/, but this didn't help.

    Symptoms: in recovery mode: boot process prints "Loading initial ramdisk ...", then screen refreshes and it gets stuck with cursor blinking in top left part of the screen.
    in normal mode: all I get is a blank screen.

    Thank you for any ideas.
    The following reply assumes that you have some experience with linux, and that you have at least a live system running on some computer. (Otherwise let us know, and we can help you do the corresponding things from Windows.)

    I have booted an eeepc from a USB pendrive with Ubuntu. I do not remember that I had to use some particular boot options. But it might be important how to prepare the USB device.

    Usually it works if you

    - make a partition, format it to FAT32, and add a boot flag
    and an lba flag.

    - use Unetbootin to transfer the live system from the iso file to the USB drive.

    I suggest that you try with the newest long time support version, 12.04 LTS. And for an eeepc I suggest Lubuntu or Xubuntu instead of vanilla Ubuntu, so download those iso files

    See the following links for more details!

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11546560&postcount=5
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1958073

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    /dev/root
    Beans
    6,000

    Re: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    Have you tried any boot option?

    The first one to try is nomodeset.

    See for example
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    This is straight-forward when you boot from a CD or from a USB drive, that you have cloned directly from the USB drive, while it means editing the boot menu in a Unetbootin system.

    This link shows how to clone the iso file (dd image of the iso file)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1958073

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    22

    Re: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    Have you tried any boot option?

    The first one to try is nomodeset.

    See for example
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    This is straight-forward when you boot from a CD or from a USB drive, that you have cloned directly from the USB drive, while it means editing the boot menu in a Unetbootin system.

    This link shows how to clone the iso file (dd image of the iso file)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1958073

    Hello,
    thank You very much for Your swift reply,
    "recovery" grub record is using nomodeset by default (so it didn't help). Currently the only nonstandard boot option I am using is "elevator=noop". I have tried boot options "noacpi, noapic, novga", it didnt't help either.

    I am using 10.04 and I would very much prefer to continue using it, I want to avoid the upgrade to 12.04 at all costs. 10.04 is LTS and this notebook has some sticker saying "ubuntu certified" on it, so I expected, that with some effort this should work too.

    I have few years experience with linux, and I would love to prefer some "nice" solution (imo building my own kernel is NOT a nice solution, but as a last resort I am willing to try this too).

    For the start, is there any way to determine WHY it gets stuck after loading ramdisk? I would like to see some very verbose output on what it is doing and where it fails, how can I enable it?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    22

    Re: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    The following reply assumes that you have some experience with linux, and that you have at least a live system running on some computer. (Otherwise let us know, and we can help you do the corresponding things from Windows.)

    I have booted an eeepc from a USB pendrive with Ubuntu. I do not remember that I had to use some particular boot options. But it might be important how to prepare the USB device.

    Usually it works if you

    - make a partition, format it to FAT32, and add a boot flag
    and an lba flag.

    - use Unetbootin to transfer the live system from the iso file to the USB drive.

    I suggest that you try with the newest long time support version, 12.04 LTS. And for an eeepc I suggest Lubuntu or Xubuntu instead of vanilla Ubuntu, so download those iso files

    See the following links for more details!

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11546560&postcount=5
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1958073
    Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear in my previous post: the mission objective is not to make any ubuntu work on this machine, the mission is to make my usb key with my standard ubuntu 10.04 boot on this machine.

    The usb key is perfectly fine, it boots fine on maybe 4-5 other machines (namely my older asus and my thinkpad), and it looks like this:
    Code:
    sudo fdisk /dev/sdc
    Password or swipe finger: 
    
    WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly recommended to
             switch off the mode (command 'c') and change display units to
             sectors (command 'u').
    
    Command (m for help): p
    
    Disk /dev/sdc: 3980 MB, 3980394496 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 483 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000e73ff
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdc1   *           1          15      120456   83  Linux
    /dev/sdc2              16         461     3582495   83  Linux

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    22

    Re: asus eeepc 1015cx boot stuck

    One new discovery - 32 bit ubuntu 12.04 with kernel 3.2.0-x DOES boot.

    I have tried very simillar kernel, but my system is 10.04 and 64 bit, and it DOESN'T boot - may this be the key?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •