Bug 103496 - boot cd: crash on Dell CPx H450GT
Summary: boot cd: crash on Dell CPx H450GT
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Tom Coughlan
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-09-01 07:27 UTC by Harri
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-19 13:46:44 UTC
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Description Harri 2003-09-01 07:27:21 UTC
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Description of problem:
If I boot the AS or WS CDs on my Dell Latitude CPx H450GT, then I get a crash.
Last words are "running /sbin/loader". 

Power Management was already switched off. The first beta CDs 
don't boot either.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.switch on the Laptop
2.insert the CD
3.simply press [return] at Lilo's prompt

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-09-01 07:30:06 UTC
can you give a bit more info about what kind of hw is in that laptop ?
(cpu etc)

can you try typing "linux apm=off ide=nodma" at the prompt ?

Comment 2 Brandon Petersen 2004-02-13 18:39:39 UTC
I am also having the same issue on a Dell Lattitude CPx laptop.  When
attempting to boot from the installation CD I get a signal 11 and it
fails to boot.  It still gets a signal 11 when attempting "linux
apm=off ide=nodma" at the prompt.  I get the following error message
on startup:

install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
<TAB>/<Alt-Tab> between elements | <Space> selects | <F12>
neunmounting filesystems...
/mnt/runtime done
disabling /dev/loop0/proc/bus/usb done
/proc done/dev/pts done
/sys done/tmp/ramfs done
/mntsource done
you may safely reboot your system

When I press <CTRL><ALT><F4> I see the following messages:

<6>cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
<7>divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
<6>eth0: NE2000 (DL10022 rev 05): io 0x300, irq 3, hw_addr
<6>ide-cd: cmd 0x28 timed out
<4>hdc: DMA interrupt recovery
<4>hdc: lost interrupt
<4>hdc: status error: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
<4>hdc: status error: error=0x00
<3>hdc: drive not ready for command<6>ide-cd: cmd 0x28 timed out
<4>hdc: DMA interrup recovery
<4>hdc: lost interrupt
<4>hdc: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdc: status timeout: error=0x04Aborted Command
<6>hdc: DMA disabled<3>hdc: drive not ready for command
<4>hdc: ATAPI reset complete
<7>ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
<7>request_module: failed /sbin/modprobe -- nls_iso885901. error  = -16
<4>Unable to load NLS charset iso8859-1
<4>Unable to load NLS charset utf8
<4>Unable to identify CD-ROM format
<4>VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev loop0
<4>VFS: busy inodes on changed media

Brandon Petersen

Comment 3 Tom Coughlan 2004-12-21 21:57:26 UTC
Is this problem still occuring on recent RHEL 3 Updates?  Please test
Update 4 and reply if this is still a problem.

Comment 4 Tom Coughlan 2005-09-19 13:46:44 UTC
Since we have not received the feedback we requested, we will assume the problem
was not reproduceable or has been fixed in a later update for this product.

Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update release, and if this issue is still reproduceable, please contact the Red
Hat Global Support Services page on our website for technical support options:

If you have a telephone based support contract, you may contact Red Hat at
1-888-GO-REDHAT for technical support for the problem you are experiencing. 

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