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dengel
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:07 am    Post subject: MInimal installer reboots during startup Reply with quote

I have a computer with an AMD Phenom II. It has been running Gentoo well for quite a long time, but I decided to reinstall Gentoo from scratch because it had been well over a year since I updated and I ended up hosing the system while trying to work past all the system-level dependencies. Now it boots to the graphical installer, but it won't respond to keyboard or mouse input, so I can't run any diagnostics.

But here's the problem I'm trying to solve:

The latest amd64 minimal installer boots up to a randomly-varying point (sometimes a little prior to keymap selection, sometimes just to keymap selection, once it even got past that), but always resets before actually reaching the prompt where I can do anything.

I've tried various combinations of acpi, apm, apic, and dma related boot flags.

Unfortunately, there's no serial port on the motherboard, so I can't collect the output to post, but it always looks like normal Gentoo installer startup stuff, and then suddenly resets. I've used different media (CDROM and USB) and I've verified the image with the digest.

Does anybody have any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a hardware failure.
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