[coreboot] flaky system

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 20:44:15 CEST 2008

Anyone know of a good way to narrow down what failed when your system starts
being flaky?

My machine has started hanging at multiple points during coreboot
initialization, and if it makes it through, it hangs in the Linux boot.

It beeps during the VGA ROM run, hangs most frequently at the message 
"smbus: PCI: 01:02.1[1]->I2C: 02:2d init" sometimes at "02:2e init"

Once it halted after a "No memory" message.

I suspected first that I had a RAM failure, but I've been trying many
combinations of RAM installations and haven't found one that works.

The "Hardware failure" message may have been just that!


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