Chromebook C720-2800 requires tweaks to boot properly
Reported by user, hardware related:
The Chromebook is 64 bits, but when booting from vmlinuz2/initrd2.img is not booting (restarts some seconds after boot screen)
Changing vmlinuz2/initrd2.img to vmlinuz and initrd on the boot menu makes it boot.
#1 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago
- Subject changed from Chromebook C720-2800 tries to boot with wrong image to Chromebook C720-2800 requires tweaks to boot properly
- Assignee set to emmapeel
- Target version changed from Tails_1.3 to Tails_1.3.2
- QA Check set to Info Needed
Some Chromebooks need something like
mem=1500m to boot properly, as discussed a few months ago (possibly without any conclusion reached, nor action taken to document it) on our support mailing-list. Is it the case for that one? I suspect the 32-bit kernel boots (as opposed to the 64-bit one) simply because it doesn't recognize all the available RAM, or similar.
(Also, please don't set "Target version" to a release that's already out -- thanks :)
#5 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago
Maybe we could just revert this commit and see if we still get reports?
That would be a good start. I suspect the entry in known issues should be made a bit more generic, because the workaround is apparently needed for various kinds of Chromebooks. That's frontdesk job.
Frontdesk: bonus points if you look into your tails-support@ archives to dig the useful information, pointers and testing reports we've gathered about this some months ago.
#6 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago
This might actually be caused by a bug in syslinux:
A patch was proposed upstream, applied in Ubuntu, and then proposed to Debian.
emmapeel, assuming I publish an ISO with that patch applied, will you be able to ask the bug reporter to test it?
#16 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago
- Target version changed from Tails_1.3.2 to Tails_1.4
- QA Check deleted (
I'll probably won't have time to deal with that for 1.3.2. Also, I'd like to give a little bit more time to upstream to comment on the proposed patch (applied by Ubuntu and in Tails/Jessie, but not in Debian nor upstream yet).