ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debiman » 2017-12-05 05:59

pylkko wrote: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.

i can confirm this.
Does the BIOS have a "boot from USB" menu/option? Do you have another IDE HDD?
another not so old machine i played with can boot from usb, but the usb sticks are recognized as (usb) hard drives in the bios!

debian, in any case, you should also check if the UUID really matches the one of the hdd partition in your machine.
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sudo lsblk -f
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-12-05 15:20

bw123 wrote: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?
I can select Recue option on the GRUB menu through a CDROM boot. But, how do I fix this once in the recue mode with a shell prompt?

What is it an old socket A board or what?
Not sure what exactly you meant here. AFAIK, this is an old 32-bit AMD Sempron (bought grom a local Fry's Electronics store back in 2004, IIRC) and I put in an IDE HDD to run Windows XP. Now, I would like it to run Linux. So, I chose debian 9.x and ended up with this issue.

got a cdrom and an older rescue image handy?
There is CDROM drive. Not sure what you meant by an older rescue image.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-12-05 15:28

pylkko wrote: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?
NO and the BIOS has no such a boot option for any USB ports.

Anyway, after I downloaded the debian 9.x DVD, I used dd if=<debian 9.x DVD IMG file> of=/dev/sdb bs=4M to make the copy to my USB memory stick (I suppose it produces a non-hybrid ISO).
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby bw123 » 2017-12-05 15:33

However you can get to a boot prompt, the task is to find out the hd uuid, if it's not UUID=5f0f169c-9727-4f7d-b185-b3a3d8c2c88c then I don't know how that would happen.

You could maybe install grub again to /dev/sda and update-grub and fix it.

On the usb thing, I have an older board that won't find a usb flash at boot time if it's plugged intot the front ports, but does fine booting when it is plugged into the back ports.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-12-05 15:50

debiman wrote:debian, in any case, you should also check if the UUID really matches the one of the hdd partition in your machine.
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I had re-installed debian 9.x several times since and formatted the HDD in every re-installation. So, now the UUID is different. Anyway, I booted using rescue through a CDROM and did a lsblk -f to confirm the current UUID matches what's shown on current error messages. I am starting to think there is some service I need to turn off (disable) during the boot process to eliminate this issue, but don't know what to disable, unfortunately.

FYI, here is the output of my lsblk -f:
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NAME   FSTYPE  LABEL                  UUID                                 MOUNTPOINT
sda                                                                       
├─sda1 ext4                           8720c10a-504e-4fc6-924f-89207fdfbd52 /
├─sda2                                                                     
├─sda5 swap                           761dfc7b-63a7-4f6a-af37-42bd7c489b35
└─sda6 ext4                           7572e755-a95f-4e6e-9427-d1b8a0016f1f
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debiman » 2017-12-05 16:05

debian wrote:FYI, here is the output of my lsblk -f:
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NAME   FSTYPE  LABEL                  UUID                                 MOUNTPOINT
sda                                                                       
├─sda1 ext4                           8720c10a-504e-4fc6-924f-89207fdfbd52 /
├─sda2                                                                     
├─sda5 swap                           761dfc7b-63a7-4f6a-af37-42bd7c489b35
└─sda6 ext4                           7572e755-a95f-4e6e-9427-d1b8a0016f1f

a-ha!
look your previous post:
debian wrote: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)

try changing 5f0f169c-9727-4f7d-b185-b3a3d8c2c88c to 8720c10a-504e-4fc6-924f-89207fdfbd52 in /boot/grub/grub.cfg then reboot.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-12-05 20:35

debiman wrote:
debian wrote:FYI, here is the output of my lsblk -f:
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NAME   FSTYPE  LABEL                  UUID                                 MOUNTPOINT
sda                                                                       
├─sda1 ext4                           8720c10a-504e-4fc6-924f-89207fdfbd52 /
├─sda2                                                                     
├─sda5 swap                           761dfc7b-63a7-4f6a-af37-42bd7c489b35
└─sda6 ext4                           7572e755-a95f-4e6e-9427-d1b8a0016f1f

a-ha!
look your previous post:
debian wrote: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)

try changing 5f0f169c-9727-4f7d-b185-b3a3d8c2c88c to 8720c10a-504e-4fc6-924f-89207fdfbd52 in /boot/grub/grub.cfg then reboot.
If you read my previous post carefully, I clearly indicated that I had re-installed debian several times since my old post indicates with the old UUID. In my re-installations, I had the HDD reformatted. As such, the UUID got regenerated with a different one. Just to assure you, the current installation, i.e. GRUB menu, etc., does reflect to the new UUID, yet the booting process still ends up with such error messages showing the new UUID. So, no a-ha moment here.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby bw123 » 2017-12-05 20:59

That is a strange problem, because the grub menu is generated from /boot/grub/grub.cfg and that is on the disk it can't find...?

Maybe it is a udev thing, hasn't findished handing out the uuid quick enough.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby pylkko » 2017-12-05 21:14

Could you please at least try booting with ‘rootdelay=10’, for example.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-12-06 17:05

bw123 wrote:That is a strange problem, because the grub menu is generated from /boot/grub/grub.cfg and that is on the disk it can't find...?
Exactly.

Maybe it is a udev thing, hasn't findished handing out the uuid quick enough.
TBH, I have no idea. If there is a fix on this, I sure would like to give it a try.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby debian » 2017-12-06 17:18

pylkko wrote:Could you please at least try booting with ‘rootdelay=10’, for example.
I tried with rootdelay=10 seconds and/or [i]rootdelay=300[i] seconds (5 minutes) with the same error messages. I have noticed the later (5 minutes delay) generated a whole lot of the following messages before it ended up prompting with the BusyBox shell prompt. During the messages shown below, I noticed my 3.5" Floppy drive whirling up. I put in a blank formatted 3.5" disc into the floppy drive and the messages kept spitting out. I don't know if this makes any difference.
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Begin: Running /scripts/local-block ... done.
Begin: Running /scripts/local-block ... done.
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Re: ACPI error during 1st boot after installation

Postby pylkko » 2017-12-06 19:49

Would it be possible for you to provide more log info, from either the boot sequence or from any log files on disk? Also, if possible, more info about the hardware.

Since you are getting so many acpi related issues, you could try booting with acpi=off. This is useful for further troubleshooting; if it still fails, then there is some unknown problem. If it doesn't then there is likely a acpi related bug/issue. In this case, there are several other boot params that are not so drastic as entirely disabling acpi that you can try in the next step.
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