[TriLUG] Reporting Linux Kernel Issues
tarus at opennms.org
Wed Dec 14 18:09:24 EST 2011
Off and on for several weeks now I've been beating my head against a wall trying to get my Macbook Air to dual boot Linux. None of the distros I tried would even recognize the hard drive.
Well, I figured out today that it appears to be a Linux 3.1 kernel issue. I installed squeeze, which worked, and then did a dist-upgrade to wheezy, which didn't.
During the initial boot, I'd get an error like this:
ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 Sact 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
ata1.00: failed command: IDENTIFY DEVICE
However, since I was also able to boot to a 2.6 kernel, I found that it worked. I had never been able to see the error before because I could never even get Linux on the machine.
Since it boots under 2.6 and not 3.0, I am assuming that something has changed in the kernel and I'd like to be a good citizen and report it.
Note that the hard drive was a 256GB SSD purchased from Other World Computing and was not stock. The stock SSD appears to work fine, and the OWC drive works fine under OS X.
I just don't know where to send the bug report.
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