Bug 50950

Summary: Computer reboots after loading kernel for install
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: David James Brockley <brockley>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 7.1   
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Hardware: i386   
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Description David James Brockley 2001-08-05 09:46:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
On installing Redhat 7.1 from CDROM, the installation gets as far as 
the 'Now booting the kernel' message and the computer reboots.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set BIOS to boot from CDROM
2. Power on with Redhat install CD in drive
3. Wait for reboot

Actual Results:  Computer reboots.

Expected Results:  Redhat installation routine to start.

Additional info:

Motherboard is Aopen MX36LE with VIA Apollo PLE133 Chipset (VT8601A+ 
VT82C686B), BIOS 1.04. CPU is VIA MIII 500 Mhz. Initially noticed with 
fully built system but stripped down to just the CDROM and floppy attached 
with 256 (2x128) Meg of PC133 DIMMS and no other cards installed - problem 
still occurs.
Can boot MSDOS ok from floppy.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-05 10:05:43 EDT
Could you try booting while passing the "ide=nodma" option to the kernel by
typing "linux ide=nodma" on the syslinux prompt ?
Comment 2 David James Brockley 2001-08-05 10:29:30 EDT
"linux ide=nodma" - no change, still reboots.
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2003-06-06 12:34:51 EDT
Closing old VIA chipset report