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[SOLVED] Bootup messages

Posted: 2010/06/23 22:49:30
by eddiener
Using CentOS 5.5 x_64 the first messages I receive upon booting are:

"Memory for crash kernel ( 0x0 to 0x0 ) not within permissible range
PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820-reserved
PCI: Not using MMCONFIG
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 3 of device 0000:00:00.0"

Do these messages mean anything serious, to be fixed ? If so, how ?

CentOS 5.5 still boots OK but maybe fixing any of the issues above, if they are problems, would make the OS work better or faster.

[SOLVED] Bootup messages

Posted: 2010/06/24 09:00:44
by AlanBartlett
[quote]
Memory for crash kernel ( 0x0 to 0x0 ) not within permissible range
[/quote]
That is an advisory message. Please see the [url=http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS5#head-0802b11e6ff5fc1c7647ad71dfffcf99f8e63ad8]FAQ[/url]s.

[quote]
PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820-reserved
[/quote]
Note: [b]BIOS Bug[/b]. Please contact the provider and update it to the latest available version.

Re: Bootup messages

Posted: 2010/06/24 12:14:15
by eddiener
[quote]
AlanBartlett wrote:
[quote]
Memory for crash kernel ( 0x0 to 0x0 ) not within permissible range
[/quote]
That is an advisory message. Please see the [url=http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS5#head-0802b11e6ff5fc1c7647ad71dfffcf99f8e63ad8]FAQ[/url]s.

[quote]
PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820-reserved
[/quote]
Note: [b]BIOS Bug[/b]. Please contact the provider and update it to the latest available version.[/quote]

Do you mean the BIOS for my computer needs to be updated ?

Re: Bootup messages

Posted: 2010/06/24 12:22:19
by AlanBartlett
[quote]
PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820-reserved
[/quote]
The PCI subsystem of the running kernel has detected a bug in the hardware BIOS and is advising you of that fact.

Certainly, if I received that message on any of my systems, I would update the BIOS to the latest available version and, if necessary, report it to the manufacturer.

Re: Bootup messages

Posted: 2010/06/24 13:35:29
by eddiener
[quote]
AlanBartlett wrote:
[quote]
PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820-reserved
[/quote]
The PCI subsystem of the running kernel has detected a bug in the hardware BIOS and is advising you of that fact.

Certainly, if I received that message on any of my systems, I would update the BIOS to the latest available version and, if necessary, report it to the manufacturer.[/quote]

I am running on an MSI K9A2 platinum mobo and asked about this in their user forum.

Do the other PCI messages I reported in my OP mean anything, or are they just connected to the BIOS Bug message ?

Re: Bootup messages

Posted: 2010/06/24 16:43:21
by AlanBartlett
[quote]
I am running on an MSI K9A2 platinum mobo and asked about this in their user forum.

Do the other PCI messages I reported in my OP mean anything, or are they just connected to the BIOS Bug message ?
[/quote]
I would take the second and third (PCI) lines to be advisory messages -- though, indeed, they are related to the mobo BIOS.

Re: Bootup messages

Posted: 2010/06/24 17:07:35
by eddiener
[quote]
AlanBartlett wrote:
[quote]
I am running on an MSI K9A2 platinum mobo and asked about this in their user forum.

Do the other PCI messages I reported in my OP mean anything, or are they just connected to the BIOS Bug message ?
[/quote]
I would take the second and third (PCI) lines to be advisory messages -- though, indeed, they are related to the mobo BIOS.[/quote]

OK, I will see if anyone on the MSI forums knows what it is about. Thanks !

Re: Bootup messages

Posted: 2010/06/28 20:20:18
by eddiener
[quote]
AlanBartlett wrote:
[quote]
PCI: BIOS Bug: MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820-reserved
[/quote]
The PCI subsystem of the running kernel has detected a bug in the hardware BIOS and is advising you of that fact.

Certainly, if I received that message on any of my systems, I would update the BIOS to the latest available version and, if necessary, report it to the manufacturer.[/quote]

It turns out that this message is a bug and is bogus, so I do not have to worry about it. It occurs in RHEL 5.x+ and has been flagged as a bug which should not occur. Hopefully it will be fixed in some upcoming CentOS release so the message is no longer seen.

Re: [SOLVED] Bootup messages

Posted: 2010/06/29 00:38:08
by AlanBartlett
Thank you for updating this thread. It's good to know that you have nothing to worry about. ;-)

For posterity, this thread is marked [SOLVED].