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My computer freezes on the kernel loading message pretty much everytime the computer has been left off for too long (not sure how long, because its not 100% reproductible.)

reseting will mostly go back to the error. shutting off and on, will mostly fix it. again, nothing 100% certain.

2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP, with a stock install of debian 6 squeeze. Also happened with the last versions of Ubuntu.

I think it's hardware related because in the logs after kernel bootup is the Raid startup... my drives are not high end and in fact I just had to replace one (I'm clueless so far).

So, the question is: How do I gather more information on why this may be happening so I can fix the problem?

EDIT: Forgot to remove the quiet option... thought it was freezeing up before any kernel output...

So, without the quiet option if freezes on two places: One right after the last line of USB initialization; two other times on the line after the USB initialization... which is the ATA

syslog.1 obviously contains data from last good boot as this problem ocurs before filesystem init

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Replace your CMOS battery. –  Kyle Jan 4 '12 at 19:25
    
i may try that... any rationale for why it may help? –  gcb Jan 7 '12 at 6:37
    
that solved :) even though not really the answer to the question... Thanks! –  gcb Nov 2 '12 at 17:51
    
Well that's why it was just a comment not an answer. I missed your reply... I figured a quick comment is better than no answer at all. –  Kyle Nov 2 '12 at 19:54

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