Bug 374381

Summary: kernel crash during fedora 8 upgrade on hp nx6125
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Levente Farkas <lfarkas>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: 8CC: chris.brown
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Fixed In Version: 2.6.25 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Levente Farkas 2007-11-10 07:42:04 UTC
Description of problem:
hi,
after some google search i found out how to get through the dependencies
resolution after 26% (remove dbus, expat and avahi) i able to ugrade 3
of my workstations to f8. the problem comes when i try to upgrade my hp
nx6125 laptop which has exactly the same packages installed as my
workstations and works with fedora 7 (i386 and still would like to use
i386). after another few google i found these:
http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=3277
http://www.clasohm.com/blog/one-entry?entry_id=14560
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=119426
i exactly has the same syndrome with f8 upgrade from dvd ie. it'e
terrible slow (10-100 times!!!). if i gives the noapic nolapic kernel
option for the installer it's use the normal speed, but kernel crash
when start /sbin/loader.
so my question is there any solution for this?
is it a kernel bug or is there any solution to be able to upgrade to f8
and use it in an acceptable speed?
anyways if i do live yum upgrade (ie. not boot from dvd) the the new kernel will
run with the same speed after reboot? since in this case i rather wait for an
updated kernel. or it's not a kernel related problem?
thanks in advance.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.23.1-42.fc8
while the previous version with f7 kernel-2.6.23.1-21.fc7 has no such problem.

How reproducible:
always

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Comment 1 Levente Farkas 2007-11-10 19:54:56 UTC
and here is the solution:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=53094&highlight=nx6125
The only way to find out without installing Ubuntu 32bit is to use an Ubuntu
(32-bit) LIVECD and to try to prompt one (and ONLY 1 PER TIME) of the following
options at boot:
1) noapic nolapic
OR
2) noapic acpi=noirq
OR
3) noapic acpi=off
OR
4) noapictimer
OR
5) noapictimer irqpoll

Comment 2 Christopher Brown 2008-02-04 00:21:05 UTC
Hello,

I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelBugTriage

I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.

There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Live Yum upgrades are
not recommended as per:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq

and if you are having issues then I would recommend using the DVD to upgrade.

If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.

Comment 3 Levente Farkas 2008-02-15 21:14:23 UTC
the problem still exists, the only solution what i find is:
noapic nolapic 
kernel option. and in this case i can boot, but i don't think this can be a
final solution.

Comment 4 Levente Farkas 2008-06-18 18:22:24 UTC
please close this bug since it's been already solved in f9