[LinuxBIOS] IDE become readonly, why?

Beneo beneo at comcast.net
Thu Apr 5 23:37:11 CEST 2007


I hit CRTL-C becomes Linux Boot stopped after display the "Configuring 
kernel parameters:  [  OK  ]" message. I have to CRTL-C to get the boot to 

I understand LinuxBIOS will not be called by Linux, (LinuxBIOS is long 
gone.), but rather it is some setup LinuxBIOS did caused this issue as 
Pheonix BIOS didn't have this issue when booting the same Linux from the 
same IDE HD.

So my question is what possible things LinuxBIOS did to cause Linux boot to 
stop at this location?

File system becomes readonly probably is caused Linux boot skipped some 
procedures, like remount. but it is the consequence of the setup issue 

Does anybody know what possible areas to check in the LinuxBIOS?



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Stuge" <stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org>
To: "LinuxBIOS mailinglist" <linuxbios at linuxbios.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] IDE become readonly, why?

> Hi,
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 11:27:11AM -0700, Beneo wrote:
>> I was using LinuxBIOS to boot Linux from IDE from a Broadcom
>> HT,1000 south bridge based  platform , I encounter an issue which
>> is hard to understand. I hope somebody can give me some insight.
>> During boot, Linux stoped at the point that it displayed a message:
>> "Configuring kernel parameters:  [  OK  ]"
> This message comes from your installed Linux distribution.
> By this time in the boot process, LinuxBIOS is out of the picture.
>> then I pressed "CTRL-C",  Linux continue to boot, but display a
>> message:
>> "Starting automount:Cannot create temp file /tmp/autofs.meQYNM,
>> could not make temp file"
>> then Linux boot Skipped rest of initialization, like probe the
>> network and etc.
> Linux systems are booted with the root filesystem mounted read-only,
> then one of the (usually many) startup scripts will re-mount the root
> filesystem read-write. Usually after having performed a filesystem
> check to make sure the fs is not broken.
> It looks like you interrupted the boot process before the startup
> scripts had re-mounted the filesystem read-write.
>> Phoenix BIOS came with that board doesn't have this issue, so I
>> know it should be LinuxBIOS related. I just don't know why.
> Again, the BIOS is long gone when any messages from the start scripts
> are shown.
> I imagine that it's important to hit Ctrl-C during boot at precisely
> the right (actually wrong) time in order to trigger this symptom, and
> that if you make some more attempts to reproduce it would be equally
> difficult to do with LinuxBIOS and the factory BIOS.
> Or have you already been able to reproduce the behaviour reliably?
> //Peter
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