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[kubuntu] Boot failure while 2nd SATA HDD is connected.

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Ok, I'm not a complete noob, but I'm not an expert either. I have an Alienware M9700 laptop. It's about 2 to 3 years old and it has been running Ubuntu/Kubuntu since the beginning up through Kubuntu 9.04. However, since I've started trying to get 9.10 to work I have been having nothing but one problem after another. I've gotten most of the problems ironed out, but I have one major problem let, and that is with my hard drive configuration. I have an nVidia SATA w/ RAID controller, and 2x 100GB Seagate SATA hard drives configured in this system. I had to use the Alt i386 ISO to install because the primary graphical desktop installer disk only viewed my hard drives as one 200GB disk in RAID Striped configuration with no other options. With the Alt disk things installed smoothly. However, the problems started to occur again after booting the fresh install. When I boot the freshly installed system it goes to the Kubuntu splash screen and sits there for about 30 seconds after which it dumps me to a BusyBox terminal with the prompt "(initramfs)". I have pulled a lot of logs for diagnosing this problem which you will find below. However, it says something about it not being able to mount the root filesystem and then times out. If I do a command such as "ls /dev | grep sd" it displays the drives sda and sdb, but it doesn't display their respective partitions. (sda1 [windows], sda2 [extended], sda5 [ubuntu], sda6 [swap], sdb1 [data]) The odd thing I find is it only times out while trying to mount the root filesystem while the second SATA HDD is connected to the system. e.g. If I physically disconnect the second SATA HDD from the system and boot up it will find the root filesystem which is located on sda5. I can also boot into my installation of Windows Vista with or without the second hard drive connected and access my data. Therefore, the drive is verifiable still good and still working properly. As near as I can tell there is a kernel and/or a driver/module issue. This is a new problem that I have not experienced before. I was running Kubuntu 9.04 happily before without any such issues. The only identifiable changes are I have reformatted the partition sda5 as ext4 as where it was ext3 previously, and that I have installed Kubuntu 9.10. I doubt that the ext4 FS is the issue as I'm able to boot into the system while the second hard drive is disconnected which indicates that the FS is working. Please let me know if anyone has an idea as where I'm at a loss? Thank you very much! Here are the log captures I have taken: dmesg when system hangs on boot. Code: [    1.231325] sata_nv 0000:00:07.0: version 3.5 [    1.231535] sata_nv 0000:00:07.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LSA0] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22 [    1.231575] sata_nv 0000:00:07.0: setting latency timer to 64 [    1.231629] scsi0 : sata_nv [    1.231701] scsi1 : sata_nv [    1.234603] sata_nv 0000:00:08.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LSA1] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21 [    1.234634] sata_nv 0000:00:08.0: setting latency timer to 64 [    1.234677] scsi2 : sata_nv [    1.234717] scsi3 : sata_nv [    2.232382] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0 [    2.232410] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] 195371568 512-byte logical blocks: (100 GB/93.1 GiB) [    2.232444] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off [    2.232447] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00 [    2.232465] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA [    2.232564]  sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 sda6 > [    2.269693] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk [    2.412376] sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0 [    2.412399] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 195371568 512-byte logical blocks: (100 GB/93.1 GiB) [    2.412429] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off [    2.412432] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00 [    2.412448] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA [    2.412532]  sdb: sdb1 [    2.423082] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk [    7.834697] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0 [    7.836479] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 15794176 512-byte logical blocks: (8.08 GB/7.53 GiB) [    7.837225] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off [    7.837228] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00 [    7.837230] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through [    7.840225] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through [    7.840227]  sdc: [    7.987225] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through [    7.987229] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk [  116.297823] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0 [  116.299371] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] 15794176 512-byte logical blocks: (8.08 GB/7.53 GiB) [  116.300367] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off [  116.300369] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00 [  116.300372] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through [  116.303367] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through [  116.303370]  sdc: [  116.780354] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through [  116.780359] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk fdisk -l /dev/sda Code: Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x5a076b8a   Device Boot      Start        End      Blocks  Id  System /dev/sda1  *          1        6789    54525952    7  HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2            6790      12161    43150590    5  Extended /dev/sda5            6790      12035    42138463+  83  Linux /dev/sda6          12036      12161    1012063+  82  Linux swap / Solaris ls /dev (when system boot hangs) sdc = usb flash drive for log capture Code: brw-rw----    1 0        0          8,  16 sdb brw-rw----    1 0        0          8,  0 sda brw-rw----    1 0        0          8,  32 sdc lshw (when system is booted with 1 hdd) Code: sylux     description: Notebook     product: Aurora m9700     vendor: alienware     version: AB040     serial: W830DA AB040     width: 32 bits     capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp     configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook cpus=1 uuid=339C7DB0-2E52-6498-206C-0003252AB754   *-core       description: Motherboard       product: Aurora m9700       vendor: alienware       physical id: 0       version: AB040       serial: W830DA AB040       slot: W830DA AB040     *-firmware           description: BIOS           vendor: American Megatrends Inc.           physical id: 0           version: W830D318 (01/25/2007)           size: 64KiB           capacity: 448KiB           capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int5printscreen int9keyboard int10video acpi usb smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot     *-cpu           description: CPU           product: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-44           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]           physical id: 3           bus info: cpu@0           version: 15.4.2           serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.           slot: CPU 1           size: 800MHz           capacity: 2400MHz           width: 64 bits           clock: 200MHz           capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow up extd_apicid pni lahf_lm cpufreq         *-cache:0             description: L1 cache             physical id: 5             slot: L1-Cache             size: 128KiB             capacity: 128KiB             capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies data         *-cache:1             description: L2 cache             physical id: 6             slot: L2-Cache             size: 1MiB             capacity: 1MiB             capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified     *-memory:0           description: System Memory           physical id: 4           slot: System board or motherboard           size: 2GiB         *-bank:0             description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)             product: PartNum0             vendor: Manufacturer0             physical id: 0             serial: SerNum0             slot: DIMM0             size: 1GiB             width: 64 bits             clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)         *-bank:1             description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)             product: PartNum1             vendor: Manufacturer1             physical id: 1             serial: SerNum1             slot: DIMM1             size: 1GiB             width: 64 bits             clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)     *-memory:1 UNCLAIMED           description: Memory controller           product: CK804 Memory Controller           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 5           bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0           version: a3           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz (15.2ns)           capabilities: ht bus_master cap_list           configuration: latency=0     *-isa           description: ISA bridge           product: CK804 ISA Bridge           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 1           bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0           version: a3           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: isa bus_master           configuration: latency=0     *-serial           description: SMBus           product: CK804 SMBus           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 1.1           bus info: pci@0000:00:01.1           version: a2           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: pm cap_list           configuration: driver=nForce2_smbus latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3           resources: irq:10 ioport:ec00(size=32) ioport:5000(size=64) ioport:6000(size=64)     *-usb:0           description: USB Controller           product: CK804 USB Controller           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 2           bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0           version: a2           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list           configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3           resources: irq:23 memory:febfe000-febfefff     *-usb:1           description: USB Controller           product: CK804 USB Controller           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 2.1           bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1           version: a3           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: debug pm bus_master cap_list           configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3           resources: irq:20 memory:febffc00-febffcff     *-multimedia           description: Multimedia audio controller           product: CK804 AC'97 Audio Controller           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 8           bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0           version: a2           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list           configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 maxlatency=5 mingnt=2           resources: irq:22 ioport:d800(size=256) ioport:d400(size=256) memory:febfc000-febfcfff     *-communication UNCLAIMED           description: Modem           product: CK804 AC'97 Modem           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 4.1           bus info: pci@0000:00:04.1           version: a2           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: pm cap_list           configuration: latency=0 maxlatency=5 mingnt=2           resources: ioport:e400(size=256) ioport:e080(size=128) memory:febfd000-febfdfff     *-ide:0           description: IDE interface           product: CK804 IDE           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 6           bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0           logical name: scsi5           version: f2           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated           configuration: driver=pata_amd latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3           resources: irq:0 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ffa0(size=16)         *-cdrom             description: DVD writer             product: DVD RW AD-5540A             vendor: Optiarc             physical id: 0.0.0             bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0             logical name: /dev/cdrom             logical name: /dev/cdrw             logical name: /dev/dvd             logical name: /dev/dvdrw             logical name: /dev/scd0             logical name: /dev/sr0             version: 1.J0             serial: [Optiarc DVD RW AD-5540A 1.J0 Oct12,2006             capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r             configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc     *-ide:1           description: IDE interface           product: CK804 Serial ATA Controller           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 7           bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0           version: f3           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list           configuration: driver=sata_nv latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3           resources: irq:22 ioport:e000(size=8) ioport:dc00(size=4) ioport:d080(size=8) ioport:d000(size=4) ioport:cc00(size=16) memory:febfb000-febfbfff     *-ide:2           description: IDE interface           product: CK804 Serial ATA Controller           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: a           bus info: pci@0000:00:08.0           logical name: scsi2           version: f3           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated           configuration: driver=sata_nv latency=0 maxlatency=1 mingnt=3           resources: irq:21 ioport:c880(size=8) ioport:c800(size=4) ioport:c480(size=8) ioport:c400(size=4) ioport:c080(size=16) memory:febfa000-febfafff         *-disk             description: ATA Disk             product: ST910021AS             vendor: Seagate             physical id: 0.0.0             bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0             logical name: /dev/sda             version: 3.04             serial: 3MH0CDTC             size: 93GiB (100GB)             capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos             configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=5a076b8a           *-volume:0                 description: Windows NTFS volume                 physical id: 1                 bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1                 logical name: /dev/sda1                 version: 3.1                 serial: caf6d36e-ba0b-d440-b533-78615356f732                 size: 51GiB                 capacity: 52GiB                 capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized                 configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2009-01-20 03:00:26 filesystem=ntfs state=clean           *-volume:1                 description: Extended partition                 physical id: 2                 bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2                 logical name: /dev/sda2                 size: 41GiB                 capacity: 41GiB                 capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended               *-logicalvolume:0                   description: Linux filesystem partition                   physical id: 5                   logical name: /dev/sda5                   logical name: /                   capacity: 40GiB                   configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered state=mounted               *-logicalvolume:1                   description: Linux swap / Solaris partition                   physical id: 6                   logical name: /dev/sda6                   capacity: 988MiB                   capabilities: nofs     *-pci:0           description: PCI bridge           product: CK804 PCI Bridge           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: 9           bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0           version: a2           width: 32 bits           clock: 66MHz           capabilities: pci bus_master           resources: memory:f5e00000-f5ffffff         *-firewire             description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)             product: R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller             vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd             physical id: 6             bus info: pci@0000:01:06.0             version: 00             width: 32 bits             clock: 33MHz             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list             configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=64 maxlatency=4 mingnt=2             resources: irq:19 memory:f5ffe800-f5ffefff         *-generic:0             description: SD Host controller             product: R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter             vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd             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capabilities: bus_master vga_palette cap_list             configuration: latency=255 maxlatency=255 mingnt=255             resources: memory:f5fffc00-f5fffcff         *-multimedia             description: Multimedia controller             product: SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder             vendor: Philips Semiconductors             physical id: 8             bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0             version: d1             width: 32 bits             clock: 33MHz             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list             configuration: driver=saa7134 latency=64 maxlatency=32 mingnt=84             resources: irq:18 memory:f5ffe000-f5ffe7ff         *-network DISABLED             description: interface             product: AGN300 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card             vendor: Airgo Networks Inc             physical id: a             bus info: pci@0000:01:0a.0             logical name: wmaster0             version: 01             serial: 06:04:f7:01:06:05             width: 32 bits             clock: 33MHz             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list logical             configuration: driver=agnx-pci latency=248 maxlatency=255 mingnt=24             resources: irq:19 memory:f5fc0000-f5fdffff memory:f5f00000-f5f7ffff     *-pci:1           description: PCI bridge           product: CK804 PCIE Bridge           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: b           bus info: pci@0000:00:0b.0           version: a3           width: 32 bits           clock: 33MHz           capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list           configuration: driver=pcieport-driver           resources: irq:24 ioport:8000(size=4096) memory:f6000000-f67fffff ioport:9df00000(size=33554432)     *-pci:2           description: PCI bridge           product: CK804 PCIE Bridge           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: c           bus info: pci@0000:00:0c.0           version: a3           width: 32 bits           clock: 33MHz           capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list           configuration: driver=pcieport-driver           resources: irq:25 ioport:9000(size=4096) memory:f6800000-f68fffff         *-network             description: Ethernet interface             product: 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller             vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.             physical id: 0             bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0             logical name: eth0             version: 12             serial: 00:03:25:2a:b7:54             size: 1GB/s             capacity: 1GB/s             width: 64 bits             clock: 33MHz             capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation             configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.23 duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.104 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1GB/s             resources: irq:28 memory:f68fc000-f68fffff ioport:9800(size=256) memory:f68c0000-f68dffff(prefetchable)     *-pci:3           description: PCI bridge           product: CK804 PCIE Bridge           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: d           bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0           version: a3           width: 32 bits           clock: 33MHz           capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list           configuration: driver=pcieport-driver           resources: irq:26 ioport:a000(size=4096) memory:f6900000-fa9fffff ioport:9ff00000(size=536870912)         *-display             description: VGA compatible controller             product: G71 [GeForce Go 7900 GS]             vendor: nVidia Corporation             physical id: 0             bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0             version: a1             width: 64 bits             clock: 33MHz             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom             configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0             resources: irq:17 memory:f9000000-f9ffffff memory:a0000000-afffffff(prefetchable) memory:f8000000-f8ffffff ioport:ac00(size=128) memory:fa9e0000-fa9fffff(prefetchable)     *-pci:4           description: PCI bridge           product: CK804 PCIE Bridge           vendor: nVidia Corporation           physical id: e           bus info: pci@0000:00:0e.0           version: a3           width: 32 bits           clock: 33MHz           capabilities: pci pm msi ht pciexpress bus_master cap_list           configuration: driver=pcieport-driver           resources: irq:27 ioport:b000(size=4096) memory:faa00000-feafffff ioport:bff00000(size=536870912)         *-display             description: VGA compatible controller             product: G71 [GeForce Go 7900 GS]             vendor: nVidia Corporation             physical id: 0             bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0             version: a1             width: 64 bits             clock: 33MHz             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom             configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0             resources: irq:19 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) memory:fc000000-fcffffff ioport:bc00(size=128) memory:feae0000-feafffff(prefetchable)     *-pci:5           description: Host bridge           product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]           physical id: 100           bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0           version: 00           width: 32 bits           clock: 33MHz     *-pci:6           description: Host bridge           product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]           physical id: 101           bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1           version: 00           width: 32 bits           clock: 33MHz     *-pci:7           description: Host bridge           product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]           physical id: 102           bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2           version: 00           width: 32 bits           clock: 33MHz     *-pci:8           description: Host bridge           product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]           physical id: 103           bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3           version: 00           width: 32 bits           clock: 33MHz           configuration: driver=k8temp           resources: irq:0     *-scsi           physical id: f           bus info: usb@1:4           logical name: scsi6           capabilities: emulated scsi-host           configuration: driver=usb-storage         *-disk             description: Windows FAT volume             vendor: MSWIN4.1             physical id: 0.0.0             bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0             logical name: /dev/sdb             logical name: /media/usb0             version: FAT32             serial: 1a8d-3956             size: 7711MiB             capacity: 7712MiB             capabilities: fat initialized             configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,errors=remount-ro signature=2c6b7369 state=mounted lspci (when system is booted with 1 hdd) Code: 00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3) 00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 ISA Bridge (rev a3) 00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2) 00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2) 00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a3) 00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev a2) 00:04.1 Modem: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Modem (rev a2) 00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev f2) 00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3) 00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3) 00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev a2) 00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3) 00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3) 00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3) 00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3) 00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration 00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map 00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller 00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control 01:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller 01:06.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19) 01:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 0a) 01:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev ff) 01:08.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1) 01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Airgo Networks Inc AGN300 802.11 a/b/g True MIMO Wireless Card (rev 01) 05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12) 06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce Go 7900 GS] (rev a1) 07:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce Go 7900 GS] (rev a1) cat /proc/partitions (when boot hangs) Code: major minor  #blocks  name   8        0  97685784 sda   8      16  97685784 sdb  252        0  195371520 dm-0  252        1  54525952 dm-1   8      32    7897088 sdc cat /proc/scsi/scsi (when system boot hangs) Code: Attached devices: Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00   Vendor: ATA      Model: ST910021AS      Rev: 3.04   Type:  Direct-Access                    ANSI  SCSI revision: 05 Host: scsi3 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00   Vendor: ATA      Model: ST910021AS      Rev: 3.04   Type:  Direct-Access                    ANSI  SCSI revision: 05 Host: scsi5 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00   Vendor: Optiarc  Model: DVD RW AD-5540A  Rev: 1.J0   Type:  CD-ROM                          ANSI  SCSI revision: 05 Host: scsi7 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00   Vendor: Ut165    Model: USB2FlashStorage Rev: 0.00   Type:  Direct-Access                    ANSI  SCSI revision: 02 Thanks for your help! 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