Opened 6 years ago

Closed 7 months ago

#9941 closed bug (invalid)

Probably I bricked my laptop during boot to Haiku.

Reported by: Premislaus Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: - General Version: R1/Development
Keywords: boot-failure Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86

Description

My laptop died during boot to Haiku. It is strange because the same day I booted the same hrev and it was OK. The only thing I changed was that, I plugged pendrive with Win8 bootloader ("Auto Recovery"). When I boot to desktop (live cd) - KDL. The only thing I remember is - "page fault but interrupted were disabled". Or something like that. I turned off the computer... And died. It will not turn on

http://echelog.com/logs/browse/haiku/1376258400 - 23:29:40 ​http://echelog.com/logs/browse/haiku/1376604000 - 22:57:18

http://www.samsung.com/pl/support/model/NP355V5C-S05PL-techspecs - This is my laptop.

I had no laptop for a month (warranty). Now I do not know if I can safely install Haiku? They updated my EFI version. Before the accident I had the latest version from the SW Update. Samsung does not publish lists of changes

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syslog (495.6 KB) - added by Premislaus 5 years ago.

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Change History (18)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by tqh

Dunno if this is the same, but Samsung had broken bios on laptops causing them to die when booting Linux. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/31/ubuntu_uefi_bricking_samsung_laptops/

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Premislaus

My settings in the EFI for booting of Haiku:

Secure Boot: Disabled OS Mode Selection : UEFI and Legacy OS

I want to have dual boot Win8 and Haiku.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Premislaus

Keywords: EFI added

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by korli

The page fault was probably triggered by a driver trying to read/write to pci config space to an unmapped PCI bus with the PCIe mechanism. In our case, this means we tried accessing unmapped memory, thus a page fault. I would think this can't do damage as it's the typical KDL case when mismanaging memory.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by modeenf

I hope you didn't change EFI settings after windows was installed. Windows 8 mus have the same EFI settings as it had when Installed. You can perhaps change EFI and boot Haiku but you need to change EFI back when booting Windows 8.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by Premislaus

I asked Samsung for a list of changes in versions of EFI.

By Google translate:

"Dear Customer On behalf of Samsung, thank you for contact us. In response to the application, please note:

We are pleased to announce that Samsung does not provide information on changes made in the new versions of the software. In order to update the software and the use of additional materials, please rely on the materials and information made available by the guarantor: www.samsung.com/pl/."

When I asked about the installation of systems other than Windows, do not answer me.

comment:7 in reply to:  6 Changed 6 years ago by kallisti5

I ran into the same kinds of issue with HP. (asking for details of their EFI configuration for a laptop)

Replying to Premislaus:

We are pleased to announce that Samsung does not provide information on changes made in the new versions of the software.

LOL! I like how they are "pleased" to tell you to f*ck off :-)

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by kallisti5

Hm. What are the next steps on this issue? I'm not sure if we have any future action items for this issue. Maybe a sturdy "don't buy any more Samsung hardware"? :-)

comment:9 in reply to:  8 Changed 6 years ago by modeenf

Replying to kallisti5:

Hm. What are the next steps on this issue? I'm not sure if we have any future action items for this issue. Maybe a sturdy "don't buy any more Samsung hardware"? :-)

Thank tgh (Fredrik Holmqvist) was working on EFI support. Don't know how far he has gone.

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by Premislaus

Matthew Garrett on his blog describes the problems with the EFI and solutions that implement in Linux.

http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/

I could not find his e-mail. I wrote to him via google hangout, that I swapped my laptop at a brick in the CSM mode, and I'm a Haiku user. I hope that he answer to me, and will give us a solution.

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by modeenf

Don't know If he an do anything :(.

1 you will "brick" your Windows If you change EFI setup in bios after the installation. I did so but changeing back the EFI settings made it boot again. I hav't tested on that laptop again efter that as Haiku don't suport booting with EFI right now.

comment:12 Changed 5 years ago by luroh

Blocking: 7665 added

comment:13 Changed 5 years ago by Premislaus

From mr. Garrett:

"As far as I know, Haiku has no UEFI support and so there should be no way that it could have triggered this bug. I'm afraid I don't know what happened to your system."

comment:14 Changed 5 years ago by Premislaus

CSM mode works fine. Previously I bricked in UEFI and Legacy mode.

Changed 5 years ago by Premislaus

Attachment: syslog added

comment:15 Changed 12 months ago by waddlesplash

Keywords: boot-failure added; EFI removed

comment:16 Changed 12 months ago by waddlesplash

Blocking: 7665 removed

comment:17 Changed 7 months ago by waddlesplash

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Well, if Matthew Garrett says it's almost certainly not Haiku's fault, it's probably not Haiku's fault.

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