Dell Inspiron 1501 fails to boot with SD Card inserted in slot

Bug #90560 reported by on 2007-03-08
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-source-2.6.20 (Ubuntu)
linux-source-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-source-2.6.20

If you have a SD card in the built-in slot of the Dell Inspiron 1501 notebook, (maybe others) Ubuntu will boot the live CD without a CPU 0 fault and Ubuntu will NOT install. It will error out while trying to boot the live CD. It will never boot completely with a SD card in the built-in slot. Windows Vista will boot even with the SD card in the slot... This makes me believe the problem lies in Ubuntu or the Linux Kernel itself... I believe the error was something like CPU 0 Soft Lock or something similar to that.

You can remove the SD card and get Ubuntu to boot, but since nobody knows about this issue, they will assume Ubuntu is broken. (Probably true since it doesn't happen with Windows)

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
description: updated
Matthew Garrett (mjg59) wrote :

Please provide the output of the lspci -n command.

Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :

Can you please boot without a card in the slot and attach the following information to the report?

lspci -vvnn

Thanks for your help,

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
assignee: nobody → kyle
status: Confirmed → Needs Info
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ubuntu@Dell:~$ dmesg
[17179569.184000] Linux version 2.6.17-11-generic (root@terranova) (gcc version 4.1.2 20060928 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-13ubuntu5)) #2 SMP Thu Feb 1 19:52:28 UTC 2007 (Ubuntu 2.6.17-11.35-generic)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009dc00 (usable)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 000000000009dc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 00000000000ce000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000077e70000 (usable)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 0000000077e70000 - 0000000077e81000 (ACPI data)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 0000000077e81000 - 0000000077f00000 (ACPI NVS)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 0000000077f00000 - 0000000080000000 (reserved)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000 (reserved)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000 (reserved)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
[17179569.184000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
[17179569.184000] 1022MB HIGHMEM available.
[17179569.184000] 896MB LOWMEM available.
[17179569.184000] found SMP MP-table at 000f8780
[17179569.184000] On node 0 totalpages: 491120
[17179569.184000] DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:0
[17179569.184000] Normal zone: 225280 pages, LIFO batch:31
[17179569.184000] HighMem zone: 261744 pages, LIFO batch:31
[17179569.184000] DMI present.
[17179569.184000] ACPI: RSDP (v000 PTLTD ) @ 0x000f8750
[17179569.184000] ACPI: RSDT (v001 DELL M08 0x06040000 LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x77e7a60c
[17179569.184000] ACPI: FADT (v001 ATI Bowfin 0x06040000 ATI 0x000f4240) @ 0x77e80c4d
[17179569.184000] ACPI: TCPA (v002 AMD 0x06040000 PTEC 0x00000000) @ 0x77e80cc1
[17179569.184000] ACPI: SSDT (v001 PTLTD POWERNOW 0x06040000 LTP 0x00000001) @ 0x77e80cf3
[17179569.184000] ACPI: MADT (v001 PTLTD APIC 0x06040000 LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x77e80e08
[17179569.184000] ACPI: MCFG (v001 PTLTD MCFG 0x06040000 LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x77e80e4e
[17179569.184000] ACPI: SLIC (v001 DELL M08 0x06040000 LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x77e80e8a
[17179569.184000] ACPI: DSDT (v001 ATI SB600 0x06040000 MSFT 0x03000000) @ 0x00000000
[17179569.184000] ATI board detected. Disabling timer routing over 8254.
[17179569.184000] ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x8008
[17179569.184000] ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
[17179569.184000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
[17179569.184000] Processor #0 15:12 APIC version 16
[17179569.184000] ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] high edge lint[0x1])
[17179569.184000] ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x01] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
[17179569.184000] IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 1, version 33, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
[17179569.184000] ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
[17179569.184000] Enabling APIC mode: Flat. Using 1 I/O APICs
[17179569.184000] Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
[17179569.184000] Allocating PCI resources starting at 88000000 (gap: 80000000:60000000)
[17179569.184000] Built 1 zonelists
[17179569.184000] Kernel command line...

Let me know if you need anythings else...


Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducable with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release - Gutsy Gibbon. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the actively developed kernel. You can find out more about the development release at . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
assignee: kyle → brian-murray
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

OK, I booted Gutsy Tribe 4 AMD64 and I was able to boot OK with the same SD card in the slot.

Attached is my dmesg, lsmod, lspci -n, lspci -vvnn, sudo lspci -vvnn output file from the AMD64 live CD.

Correct me if I am wrong, but it appears I am having a problem with my broadcom drivers/hardware... (bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.)

Next I will try the i386 version and post it here also...

OK, I was able to boot Gutsy Tribe 4 i386 with no problems either. I had the SD card in the slot this time as well.

Attached is my dmesg, lsmod, lspci -n, lspci -vvnn, sudo lspci -vvnn output file from the i386 live CD.

I also wanted to make note that my wireless card was not working, or at least could not detect my wireless networks (I have two) and did not list either of them. This is true with both i386 and AMD64 versions.

I hope this helps and thanks.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This bug is being marked as won't fix as it does not meet the criteria for a stable release Ubuntu for Feisty. However, thank your for taking the time to test it with Gutsy and reporting that it is fixed with it.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
assignee: brian-murray → nobody
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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