ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

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ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-11-21 15:16

I have a rather old 32-bit AMD Sempron computer with 1 GB RAM, 120 GB IDE HDD, a CD (no DVD) drive, and 4 USB2 ports sans boot support that I just finished installing with a debian 9.2.1. During the 1st boot, it dumbed some error messages as shown on the links below (related to ACPI) and prompted with a busybox shell. So, what I can do to resolve this issue?

Beginning or error messages (or scrot.moe)
End of error messages with a busybox shell prompt (or scrot.moe)
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby bw123 » 2017-11-21 16:25

I have an older sempron machine, I thought they were all 64 bit, but anyway it throws some AE_ALREADY_EXISTS errors, but it doesn't affect the bootup.

I don't use pics, so I can't help more, did you look up the error messages?

p.s. loglevel=3 kernel parameter might show you what is really the issue, default loglevel shows warnings that aren't fatal as well.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debiman » 2017-11-21 17:10

noscript doesn't like your image uploader.
please try imgur or scrot.moe
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-11-22 02:15

debiman wrote:noscript doesn't like your image uploader.
please try imgur or scrot.moe
Just updated my OP to include scrot.moe links.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-11-22 02:19

bw123 wrote:I have an older sempron machine, I thought they were all 64 bit, but anyway it throws some AE_ALREADY_EXISTS errors, but it doesn't affect the bootup.
When I tried to install with a 64-bit OpenSuSE Leap 42.3, it complained with an incompatibility message for a 32-bit platform.

I don't use pics, so I can't help more, did you look up the error messages?
I am not sure what exactly did you mean.

p.s. loglevel=3 kernel parameter might show you what is really the issue, default loglevel shows warnings that aren't fatal as well.
How do I do that?
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debiman » 2017-11-22 05:46

ok, had a look at the pics.
the error message is clear and repeating.
you should search for it, e.g. "linux acpi ae_error during initialization" etc.
try a few permutations of search terms.

the last error (gave up waiting for root) however could be unrelated, i.e. you have 2 things wrong.

debian wrote:
p.s. loglevel=3 kernel parameter might show you what is really the issue, default loglevel shows warnings that aren't fatal as well.
How do I do that?

you add it to the kernel command line (in grub edit mode).
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-11-30 19:01

OK. I added loglevel=3 and now the error message says it could not find my HDD as show in this link or below. I have no idea why it complains my HDD is missing. BTW, I have a Windows XP on a 2nd HDD if that helps.
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Begin: Running /scripts/local-block ... done.
Begin: Running /scripts/local-block ... done.
done.
Gave up waiting for suspend/resume device
done.
Begin: Waiting for root file system ... Begin: Running /scripts/local-block ..
done.
done.
Gave up waiting for root file system device. Common problems:
 - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
   - Check rootdelays= (did the system wait long enough?)
 - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules: ls /dev)
ALERT!  UUID=5f0f169c-9727-4f7d-b185-b3a3d8c2c88c does not exist.  Dropping to a
 shell!

BusyBox v1.22.1 (Debian 1:1.22.0-19+b3) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
(initramfs)
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby bw123 » 2017-11-30 23:03

Botched install, or previous version of grub?
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-12-01 12:07

bw123 wrote:Botched install, or previous version of grub?
Not sure what exactly you meant, but this is a new installation with the HDD re-partitioned and/or formatted (not sure if the MBR got refreshed).
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debiman » 2017-12-02 07:42

it is strange because this error doesn't seem to have anything to do with the previous error.

i'd like to go back and clarify something you said in your 1st post: the machine has "4 USB2 ports sans boot support".
i take it that "sans" means "without", so what do you mean by "4 USB2 ports without boot support"?

the previous error is fairly common, after you clarified we can fix that.
unless it points to a dying hdd?
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-12-04 00:20

debiman wrote:i'd like to go back and clarify something you said in your 1st post: the machine has "4 USB2 ports sans boot support".
i take it that "sans" means "without", so what do you mean by "4 USB2 ports without boot support"?
What I tried to say is the USB ports can not be used to boot any USB storage that has an ISO image and/or OS. For instance, if I used the dd utility to make a copy of DVD image to a USB memory and plug it into any of the USB2 port, the computer won't be able to boot off of the USB memory stick.

the previous error is fairly common, after you clarified we can fix that. unless it points to a dying hdd?
I don't think the HDD is the issue because I can use it on other Pentium Celeron machine after installing with a debian 9.x. Perhaps, it is a buggy BIOS?
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby bw123 » 2017-12-04 00:35

So you can't boot from usb to find this, hmm insteresting problem.

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ALERT!  UUID=5f0f169c-9727-4f7d-b185-b3a3d8c2c88c does not exist.  Dropping to a
 shell!

BusyBox v1.22.1 (Debian 1:1.22.0-19+b3) built-in shell (ash)


I haven't used busybox in a long while, it's not friendly, but you could websearch for a guide and look around a little.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-12-04 17:13

bw123 wrote:So you can't boot from usb to find this, hmm insteresting problem.
I wished I could.

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ALERT!  UUID=5f0f169c-9727-4f7d-b185-b3a3d8c2c88c does not exist.  Dropping to a
 shell!

BusyBox v1.22.1 (Debian 1:1.22.0-19+b3) built-in shell (ash)


I haven't used busybox in a long while, it's not friendly, but you could websearch for a guide and look around a little.
There is nothing I could do with such a limited busybox shell. It does not even have mount, fsck, fdisk , etc.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby bw123 » 2017-12-04 17:41

what about using the existing grub on hd to boot rescue from an install image on usb? Shouldn't be to hard to figure out. How did you install it anyway? What is it an old socket A board or what? got a cdrom and an older rescue image handy?
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby pylkko » 2017-12-04 18:43

considering that it is an old IDE HDD and the error suggests rootdelay, I would at least try it. it is a kernel boot parameter that waits some specified amount of time before proceeding in order to avoid the situation where the kernel "is a head of itself" and tries to use the root disk before it is up and ready. the error messages say that the disk cannot be found/mounted. it might also be damaged/corrupted. I think it is a good idea to try to live boot the computer off of either USB or optical disk. You said earlier that your tried writing an dvd iso with dd to a USB memory stick and that it didn't boot. Are you sure you used a "hybrid iso" when you did this? non-hybrid iso's will not work from a USB drive directly without using some tools to manipulate the image. I cannot remember how it was (long time ago) but I think that there were some computers with USB in the olden days that would nevertheless not have USB boot made possible in the BIOS/firmware. Does the BIOS have a "boot from USB" menu/option? Do you have another IDE HDD?
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