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#1 2011-04-23 18:12:14

ackernan
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(Solved)New install help

I've been using Ubuntu and decided to try CrunchBang out of curiosity.  I have a new install of Statler, nothing has changed.  My system locks up totally after a few minutes.  I've tried to let it run for about 10 mins w/o doing anything then just trying to  open a terminal causes the system to hang.  How can I fix this?

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#2 2011-04-23 18:18:03

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Re: (Solved)New install help

Did you follow the initial install "guide to updating" that pops up in the terminal when you first booted? if so, did you install everything? Did you update?

Need more information!

If you startup and IMMEDIATELY go to tty1 does your computer still freeze after a few minutes? (you can do this by doing a Ctrl+Alt+F1 when it first boots BEFORE you log in).


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#3 2011-04-23 18:32:57

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Re: (Solved)New install help

It's a new install.  I tried sudo apt-get update on tty1 and got a general protection fault before it locked up.  It's on an external usb drive if that makes a difference.

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#4 2011-04-23 18:35:40

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Re: (Solved)New install help

were you able to go through that terminal tutorial when you initially booted, or did the freezing begin on first boot?

have you tried the fallback kernel image? did you have two kernels?


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#5 2011-04-23 18:38:56

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Re: (Solved)New install help

bklive wrote:

were you able to go through that terminal tutorial when you initially booted, or did the freezing begin on first boot?

have you tried the fallback kernel image? did you have two kernels?

I have just one kernel.  The freezing started on the first boot.  I have not been able to update.  Will it help to boot to the install cd?

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#6 2011-04-23 18:45:49

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Re: (Solved)New install help

it seems like you have a memory leak somewhere but that doesn't make sense if the live environment was able to function long enough for you to install the system. so uh...

are you on a laptop? if so, edit your grub entry's kernel line with 'acpi=off'

again, you should have a fallback or failsafe image with your actual image. try booting into it.


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#7 2011-04-23 19:27:08

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Re: (Solved)New install help

bklive wrote:

it seems like you have a memory leak somewhere but that doesn't make sense if the live environment was able to function long enough for you to install the system. so uh...

are you on a laptop? if so, edit your grub entry's kernel line with 'acpi=off'

again, you should have a fallback or failsafe image with your actual image. try booting into it.


I'm using a laptop.  I added acpi=off to grub entry, that made no change.  The only other kernel entry for CrashBang is a rescue mode entry in grub but it does not connect to my wireless.

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#8 2011-04-23 19:28:47

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Re: (Solved)New install help

so, to be clear: rescue mode allows you to run #! indefinitely just without wireless connectivity?


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#9 2011-04-23 19:33:16

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Re: (Solved)New install help

bklive wrote:

so, to be clear: rescue mode allows you to run #! indefinitely just without wireless connectivity?

I haven't tried anything else in rescue mode, I haven't tried to connect a wired network.  My router is not easily accessible.

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#10 2011-04-23 19:41:49

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Re: (Solved)New install help

maybe I wasn't clear enough when I was trying to clarify: your computer does not FREEZE when it is in safe mode?

anyhow, if the install CD lets you run indefinitely WITHOUT FREEZING, run it, bind mount your root devices, chroot into it, and update through the command line. (what I would do)

If you don't know how to do any of this, you can read about it in the LFS book. (time consuming)

you can also make your router more accessible and update that way. (most recommended)

you can also rebuild your kernel from your safe mode kernel adding only the modules you ::NEED:: or the base ones with the wireless driver ONLY (not recommended)

you can also check the md5 of your install image, and then attempt reinstalling to the drive. (might make a difference)

basically the problem is (if your safe mode allows you to run without freezing) one of your kernel moduels is causing you to (probably) have a memory leak which is (most likely the cause of) freezing your computer.


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#11 2011-04-24 13:57:05

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Re: (Solved)New install help

Problem solved, it was twofold.  I was getting updates from Germany main server instead of US main server.   The big problem was from using the wrong Broadcom driver. 

How can I mark this topic as solved?

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#12 2011-04-24 14:27:37

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Re: (Solved)New install help

another user bit by broadcom... i'm thinking of storming their labs with rocket launchers. lol


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#13 2011-04-24 17:57:15

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Re: (Solved)New install help

@ackernan: edit the original post and change the topic to [SOLVED] ....

glad it's working for you!


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