Booting freezes at the line ‘Attached SCSI disk’

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    mikey777

      Using kernel 4.4, boot-up on my laptop runs rapidly & smoothly. However, with a more recent release of kernel 5.10, booting sometimes freezes at the following line:

      [ 2.421772] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk

      What’s going on here – is it a hardware issue?

      Could it be that my 16-year-old laptop’s hardware is fully recognized with the older kernel (4.4.0-296-antix1), but not with the newer one (5.10.210-gnu1)? Releases of 5.10-gnu1, earlier than 210, don’t appear to cause the ‘freeze’ at booting.

      The only attached drives (both internal ones), during boot-up, are two Samsung SSD drives.
      The only way to escape the frozen-screen appears to be pressing the laptop’s on/off switch for a few seconds, but isn’t there a risk of corrupting antiX-21 when I do this ‘emergency shut-off’?

      In case you’re wondering, I use the gnu1 versions of 5.10 instead of the antix1 ones, as the latter hasn’t allowed booting for most of the 5.10 series, on the Asus X71Q (further details of this laptop’s hardware is in ‘signature’ below)

      • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by mikey777.
      • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by mikey777.
      • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by mikey777.

      ▪ 32-bit antix19.4-core (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on :
      - (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus (JP04UK) – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
      ▪ 64-bit antix21-base (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on:
      - (2008) Asus X71Q (7SC002) – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Intel Mobile 4 Series, integrated graphics
      - (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. SiS Graphics

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      rokytnji

        What does

        locate scsi

        show.

        Here is mine from full install 64 bit sysvinit 23.1. For comparison to base.

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        #136463
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        mikey777

          Thanks rokytnji, appreciate that.
          I’ve attached a libreoffice file, containing the terminal output for locate_scsi on my laptop.
          I had a look at the contents of your output, but I’m unsure what I’m comparing and what it means.
          I’ve understood generally that scsi has something to do with hardware connections – is that correct?

          ▪ 32-bit antix19.4-core (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on :
          - (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus (JP04UK) – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
          ▪ 64-bit antix21-base (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on:
          - (2008) Asus X71Q (7SC002) – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Intel Mobile 4 Series, integrated graphics
          - (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. SiS Graphics

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          Robin

            I’ve understood generally that scsi has something to do with hardware connections – is that correct?

            Yes.

            There are some console tools to deal with these type of connections:

            scsitools
            sg3-utils

            There is a tool named scsi-rescan in the antiX control centre, which makes use of some of them.
            And if I recollect correctly, the two packages mentioned above provide additionally some diagnostics tools for scsi. Check out their content and the new commands they add to your system when installing them.

            Please note, internally linux manages all mass storage devices as scsi connected for some reason, regardless whether they are actually connected differently.

            Windows is like a submarine. Open a window and serious problems will start.

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            Stéphane Ascoët

              SCSI isn’t only connectors, but an specific architecture and set of commands

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              mikey777

                The above problem still recurs, but the difference now is that I’ve discovered it’s unnecessary to do an emergency shutdown when it happens.
                To get past the issue, I just need to press the Enter-key a few times, when the booting script sticks at the line shown in the first post on this thread.
                That seems to help the boot-up process pass through the other lines of script until it finally reaches the display with wallpaper and desktop icons.

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                ▪ 32-bit antix19.4-core (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on :
                - (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus (JP04UK) – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
                ▪ 64-bit antix21-base (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on:
                - (2008) Asus X71Q (7SC002) – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Intel Mobile 4 Series, integrated graphics
                - (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. SiS Graphics

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