[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #8943: Haiku (64-bit) crashes at boot on Acer Aspire X1200

  • From: "Luposian" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:09:58 -0000

#8943: Haiku (64-bit) crashes at boot on Acer Aspire X1200
   Reporter:  Luposian      |      Owner:  xyzzy
       Type:  bug           |     Status:  reopened
   Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  R1
  Component:  Drivers/Disk  |    Version:  R1/Development
 Resolution:                |   Keywords:
 Blocked By:                |   Blocking:  7665
Has a Patch:  0             |   Platform:  x86-64

Comment (by Luposian):

 Ok, I can create working 64-bit Haiku CD .iso images in Lubuntu 12.04.  I
 can BOOT those CD's, using my older DVD-ROM drive.  I can INSTALL
 "Haiku64" on my second partition, from those CD's.  But then... a very
 odd, but interesting "situation" occurs:

 I CAN'T use the Haiku Boot options to boot that partition (CRASH @ disk w/
 leaf icon).  I CAN'T use Grub to boot that partition (CRASH @ disk w/ leaf
 icon).  I CAN'T boot the CD from my LG DVD-RW drive (CRASH @ disk w/ leaf
 icon), but...

 If I simply leave the CD in the LG DVD-RW drive, the Haiku partition
 boots!  And, let me tell you, I have '''NEVER''' seen Haiku boot faster...
 we're talking MAYBE 10 seconds.  I kid you not.  The entire boot sequence
 set of icons are ALL lit up '''instantly''' and the desktop appears about
 3-5 seconds later.

 So now comes the big question... WHY?  Why does just leaving the CD in the
 drive make the Haiku partition boot (BLINDINGLY fast!), when nothing else
 will?  Yet, I CAN'T boot that disc from that drive (yet CAN, from the
 older DVD-ROM drive) and the Haiku partition will NOT boot any other way?

 I'm thinking, if I can "install" builds directly to the partition, then I
 simply use the disc I have to always boot into that partition, but... it's
 a little bit of a weird "work-around", to keep from having to swap my SATA
 cables from one drive to the other, over and over (which, I imagine, will
 eventually wear out either the cables or the ports).

 What is needed from me, to help diagnose this situation?

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/8943#comment:44>
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