Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101589
(ACPI) toshiba tecra 8000 hang on loading of installer
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:13:41 EDT
Description of problem: system hang on boot of install process
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): SEVERN Beta1
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert cd
3. pick install method (text, gui etc)
Actual results: hangs durring boot of installer.
runnung install ...
Expected results: continue with install
Additional info: have tried noapic and noprobe with same result
Does it appear to be running the CD the entire time its hung?
The cdrom does not spin but the cpu fan comes on full, this time I also tried
with the docking station with the same result.
Can you try booting with 'linux acpi=off' and 'linux nofirewire' to see if
either of them help?
linux acpi=off gets me to media check, I will finish the install later and let
you know if problem re-emerges. Thanks
Thanks sounds good.
The Tecra 8100 has a BIOS that requires acpi=off.
Likely that the Tecra 8000 does too.
When you boot with acpi=off, please gather the output from
/usr/sbin/acpidmp and /usr/sbin/dmidecode and attach them to this bug report.
If the dmidecode on your disks doesn't work, try this one:
BTW. looks like bios 9.30 from 2 years ago is the latest for this box:
We now default to acpi=off unless the user overrides it on the boot command line.