i've completed my first build. i have ubuntu installed and i set the hard drive to boot first. BUT (we all have big buts) everything works perfectly except one tiny setting i cant figure out. i can't restart. i can shut it down and start it up and ubuntu comes on, but if i restart, i'll get the intel screen, then nothing. i have dual hard drives and dual dvd's if that has anything to do wiffit. but i'm sure it's a setting in the bios i'm not seeing.
first build completed(10 posts)
Oz, tell us what motherboard you have so we can look for manuals or BIOS settings online. You are saying that a cold boot -- from power-off to powered-on -- works as expected and a warm boot -- restart from Ubuntu -- stops at this Intel screen. Is that right? What is this Intel screen about -- does it have a title?
What kernel version are you using? Also, have you installed all the latest updates?
I found an ubuntu bug that seems to be related:
You should also make sure that the power management options are enabled in the BIOS, for instance full ACPI support should be enabled.
Your kernel version is what you usually see on the boot menu, or can be found by doing uname -r at the terminal prompt.
You might want to consider upgrading your BIOS, as that might provide fixes for the issue.
Also in the BIOS setup screen, you may also want to disable boot from network, as perhaps it's kicking into that mode for some unknown reason, although I can't imagine why.
Does the machine run fine for extended periods of time? If not, you should make sure that all your cooling systems are working effectively.
So to sum up:
1) Install all latest ubuntu updates with the update manager
2) Disable network booting in the BIOS
3) Upgrade your BIOS version with the flash utility from the manufacturer's website if necessary.
4) You could try changing ACPI to s1 state instead of s3... usually there's an ACPI 2.0 option.
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