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Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues [Resolved]
« on: July 26, 2017, 03:31:59 pm »
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Hi all,    :D

Have an interesting conundrum, I have refurbished a Dell Vostro 1000, flashed BIOS, upgraded HDD to 7200rpm. Can't increase ram beyond current 2GB.

I can install Winides 64 bit (it gets toooo hot, thought melting point), and 32 bit is a lot cooler, no issues until, the the latest (2 hour long) update wiped out the Ethernet & WiFi, lol, impressive, Bill.   ::)

Issues with Linux are: Bug 8254 I/O-APIC at boot and hungs/freezes on reboot/shutdown (not fussy). Tried numerous distros with NOACPI & nomodeset added to grub. Installed in failsafe and normal mode. No joy. Currently Peppermint, Debian, Sparkylinux, LM, Manjaro, Gecko, Fedora and Lubuntu all fail either during install or won't reboot/shutdown afterwards properly.

PCLOS LXDE will install in failsafe mode and reboot/log out/shutdown properly with a display of 1024 x 760, but no WiFi. Native screen should be 1280 x 800, which all other distros install to.    ???

The Bug 8254 from I have read is considered an annoying Microsoft thing, plus the Dell signature is not present, before it boot into the distro. Hmmm..!    :-\

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cavy@Dell-Vostro:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: Dell-Vostro Kernel: 4.10.0-27-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.6.1)
           Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: Dell product: Vostro 1000
           Mobo: Dell model: 0WY383 Bios: Dell v: 2.6.1 date: 08/23/2006
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53 (-MCP-) cache: 512 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 3200
           clock speeds: max: 1700 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200] bus-ID: 01:05.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: fbdev,ati (unloaded: vesa,radeon) Resolution: 1024x768@76.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.8, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-27-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44 v: 2.0 bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (6.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: FUJITSU_MHW2120B size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 3.1G (18%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /boot size: 461M used: 109M (25%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: /home size: 87G used: 71M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 4.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 146 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 185.8/1883.2MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

The reason I had to go with windies was to be able to flash the BIOS, the Dell instructions were to create a bootable FreeDos USB stick (job a good un), then copy the winvost262.zip to USB, boot into BIOS, did so as root, but never booted beyond prompt.

On Gecko during the shutdown process, the diagnostic messages informed it was about to go into sleep S5 after reaching shutdown target.

Any ideas or this a RIP and bin job...?    :D
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 05:49:34 pm »
Can you change the power management in the BIOS to S1/S3 (or disable it entirely) ?

and is there any microcode available  in "Additional Drivers" ?
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 06:42:36 pm »
Just lost the entire post as I was......, timed out. Grrrrrrrrrr........!

There are two proprietary drivers, one wifi 802.11.g sommat and firmware for AMD  cpu64-microcode. Both proprietary.

PS Phoenix BIOS, very basic and similar to my 2008 Lenovo N200 lappy, either enable or disable. Not much in other options.
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 07:01:39 pm »
Try installing the AMD microcode .. I doubt if it'll make any difference, but it might.
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 07:40:55 pm »
Nope, S*** happened.

Reboot in progress. Long WEIGHT.

Yep, Toast, yep, its 32bit Microshite and hope the Ethernet & WiFi wipe out update doesn't occur again, lol.  ;)
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 07:48:36 am »
When the shutdown hangs, if you hit the "Esc" key, are there any messages displayed on screen ?

Also, does this command shut the system down cleanly
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systemctl poweroff
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 02:01:29 pm »
Ah.....! Will do, back in 30 minutes or so, got to download 32bit, create USB and install it. Probably beat the current M$ download and installer for their 1703 version. That failed once tonite, on second attempt, (approx an hour plus to download and create a bootable USB). I had the 1507 version, and the device called "windoze10 assistant", installed itself to build and upgrade me from 1507 to 1703, but it couldn't preserve my network.   ;)
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 02:37:05 pm »
Hi PCNetSpec,

have got to the "shutting down"..........screen.....first time for Peppermint. Various previous failures x4 during install.

It started to show on the progress bar and a good few minutes later, as I'm writing this it has stopped/hang/froze and NOT moving.

Only PCLOS & M$ have gone on to give me a proper shutdown/reboot procedure and rebooted into a clean install, but sadly both lost wifi and hard wired Ethernet connection.

Still not moving. This reassembles Debian/Lubuntu/Manjaro/Gecko etc etc.

I've forced the shutdown on previous installs only for a 100% fail upon reboot on sommat, later.    ;)

Nearly beat M$, they won, but they a good head start, lol
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2017, 03:16:36 pm »
Update.

Forced a shutdown.

Updated system.

Had to force shutdown again to exit after updating system.

Removed BTRFS tools upon starting again.

Unable to shutdown after logging out.

Stuck on "shutting down" screen.

Pressing Esc = NO response   ;)

Unable to do systemctl poweroff

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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2017, 03:34:21 pm »
Okay forced shutdown again.

Start up, had a few diagnostic a scripts wink at me, blinked and missed them, opened a terminal and wrote "systemctl poweroff".

A rash of diagnostic scripts flashed before me, unable to read.

Presented with "shutting down" progress bar on its "1 tenth of progress" . STOPPED.  Hasn't moved as I'm still writing. Nope. Nought, Nada.

Unless you can point me in general direction of HOPE......? This is a Windoze 10 only, SHOULD the 1703 version overcome previous faults.

I can't believe I've just said that. I've, up till this today, not been able to install LINUX on any shitbox M$ have previously been installed on. LOL....!

The M$ USB installer I had was "read only" and protected. Couldn't wipe it and install Windoze 10-1703 on to it.

This is Dunkirk, I'm foaming at the mouth. Grrrrr...........!
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2017, 04:46:17 pm »
Am I right in assuming PCLOS doesn't use systemd ?
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2017, 04:57:42 pm »
Correct - systemV from the top- of my head, ditto same as the new Debian that's not Devuan....lol.
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2017, 05:02:45 pm »
Which version of Peppermint ?

I'm asking because you used to be able to switch back to upstart .. I'll look into whether this is still possible.
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2017, 05:25:16 pm »
Peppermint 8. Fresh 32 bit ISO download, fresh stick (dd) wiped and formatted, fresh HDD format, fresh install. Booted and installed seamlessly until it STOPPED at "shutdown" screen.

It performed better than 64bit, that had kernel panic, kernel failure, heat/cd/disk failure, and I/O failure....?

PCLOS only comes in 64bit. Ran cooler than windies.....?

defo, I come from Barcelona and know nothing.....!


**I need to be able install/repair this system, as I'm looking to potentially sell this machine as refurbished unit**
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Re: Dell Vostro 1000 boot and shutdown issues
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2017, 07:20:10 am »
Okay you can try this if you want to replace systemd with upstart as the init system, but don't blame me if it makes your system unbootable, or has any other unforeseen side effects.

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install upstart-sysvthen
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sudo update-initramfs -uthen
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sudo xed /etc/rc.localand add a line that reads:
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/usr/sbin/lightdm startABOVE the line that reads:-
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exit 0SAVE the file and exit xed.

Now reboot.
(be aware, the first boot for me locked up, and I had to force a reboot .. then it worked.



To undo (returning to systemd as the init system)

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get install systemd-sysvthen
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sudo update-initramfs -uthen
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sudo xed /etc/rc.localand remove line that reads:
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/usr/sbin/lightdm startSAVE the file and exit xed.

Now reboot.

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