Linux 6.6 doesn't boot on my workstation

@malcolmlewis
Hi, no, that option in my kernel command line is not there because I have a funky controller, but simply because I use this computer to compile the Android OS (huge project with dozens of GBs of source code) on that drive, and someone in the Android community stated that to optimize the building speed, setting that nvme option is beneficial. I am however unsure it is actually needed, I just trusted this person without doing much research. Anyway, removing it does not help. Linux 6.6.1 still doesn’t boot.
I forgot to mention that when GRUB hangs on “Loading initial ramdisk”, my workstation’s diagnostic LEDs turn on with a pattern that, according to the service manual, means “Other generic failure”.
Thank you for your help!

@Tomoms OK, you can see what parameter options are via /sbin/modinfo nvme_core :wink:

And in grub if you select rescue mode, does it boot?

Can you show the output of the command lsblk as well.

This what happened to me as well but not only that it brick my system lol. Now I don’t have PC . The 6.6.1 Kernel is really something though :smiling_face_with_tear:

@projectmirai39 No issues here with 6.6.1 kernel (I’d watch out for 6.6.6 one though) :wink: with MicroOS and Tumbleweed.

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Ah yes, the sign of the beast … best to avoid that version.

And yea, no issues here with current TW, on four different machines: two AMD specific and two Intel specific.

@malcolmlewis
Rescue mode does not help, the computer keeps hanging at the same point.

NAME        MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS
sda           8:0    0 232,9G  0 disk 
└─sda1        8:1    0 187,2G  0 part /mnt/ssd
sdb           8:16   0 931,5G  0 disk 
├─sdb1        8:17   0 637,2G  0 part /mnt/ssd/21/prebuilts
│                                     /mnt/ssd/20/prebuilts
│                                     /mnt/ssd/18.1/prebuilts
│                                     /mnt/data
└─sdb2        8:18   0 294,4G  0 part 
sdc           8:32   0 447,1G  0 disk 
├─sdc1        8:33   0   100M  0 part /boot/efi
├─sdc2        8:34   0    16M  0 part 
├─sdc3        8:35   0 124,4G  0 part 
├─sdc4        8:36   0   505M  0 part 
├─sdc5        8:37   0  24,4G  0 part [SWAP]
├─sdc6        8:38   0    60G  0 part /var
│                                     /root
│                                     /usr/local
│                                     /srv
│                                     /opt
│                                     /boot/grub2/x86_64-efi
│                                     /boot/grub2/i386-pc
│                                     /.snapshots
│                                     /
└─sdc7        8:39   0 143,1G  0 part /home
nvme0n1     259:0    0 465,8G  0 disk 
└─nvme0n1p1 259:1    0 399,6G  0 part /mnt/nvme

/dev/sdb1 is involved in some bind-mounts, and I have free unallocated space at the end of my SSDs because I’m paranoid with overprovisioning :slight_smile:

@Tomoms If you disconnect sda and sdb, does it get further?

@malcolmlewis No, it does not.

@Tomoms Bug report time… :frowning_face: openSUSE:Submitting bug reports - openSUSE Wiki

@malcolmlewis Filing the bug report right now. Removing the intel_iommu cmdline parameter did not help either, FYI. Thank you for your help.

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Please share a link to your bug report.

There is a similar case in the german forum. So its author might wish to join in.

Thank you.

@susejunky Here it is: 1217344 – Linux 6.6.1 fails to boot

@Tomoms have you tried 6.6.2 in the latest snapshot?

@Tomoms : Thank you !

@malcolmlewis Not yet, will try it tomorrow.

Latest tumbleweed snapshot here.
I installed the hard way and got similar issue like the op.
I used the NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-545.29.06.run installer.
I reinstalled the driver and before rebooting I did dracut -f`
then reboot and I finally got my GUI back.

As an aside, this new .run file has a nice additional/new installer features.
And oh, malcolm 6.6.6. is his lucky number :grinning:

@malcolmlewis Same problem with 6.6.2…

@myswtest ooooh it’s in snapshot 20231212… :imp:

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@malcolmlewis wrote:
@myswtest ooooh it’s in snapshot 20231212… :imp:

I should wait for the next kernel update!
:slight_smile:

Hehe, I did the dup and the next day (today) I won one free lottery ticket and 10 bucks.

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