Bug 103562 - (xircom_cb?) kernel crashes very early in install process
Summary: (xircom_cb?) kernel crashes very early in install process
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-09-02 13:49 UTC by david d zuhn
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 23:40:21 UTC
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boot messages from crash (6.42 KB, text/plain)
2003-09-02 13:51 UTC, david d zuhn
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Description david d zuhn 2003-09-02 13:49:31 UTC
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Description of problem:
When booting the RHEL B2 WS disc 1, as well as the boot.iso image from that
disc, the kernel loads and then crashes & hangs before completing any useful work:

This is a Dell Latitude CPiA400XT laptop.   This machine has been known to run
every other flavor of "regular" Red Hat I've tried, from RH 7.2 through Severn,
plus the Developer's Edition of RHAS 2.1.   I have not seen this before.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. burn a CD with WS disc1 contents
2. boot the CD on such a system.
3. press Enter to begin the installation process
4. see the system crash.

Actual Results:  A system crash.  The boot log will be attached to this bug.

Additional info:

Comment 1 david d zuhn 2003-09-02 13:51:34 UTC
Created attachment 94141 [details]
boot messages from crash

This was saved when running with a serial console, FWIW.

Comment 2 Harri 2003-09-02 17:36:59 UTC
I got exactly the same error using a Dell Latitude CPx H450GT.

Comment 3 david d zuhn 2003-09-03 13:50:29 UTC
I found out that the machine in question WILL boot under some circumstances.  I
believe the only difference is when I have removed the Xircom RealPort
10/100/modem PCMCIA card.  I believe this uses the xircom_cb driver module.

Comment 4 david d zuhn 2003-09-03 16:00:48 UTC
I was able to install RHEL WS Beta2 without this Xircom card installed.  When I
install the card into a running system, I get the same kernel crash and then the
system hangs.  

Comment 5 Harri 2003-09-03 16:14:20 UTC
Same for my Latop: Remove the Xircom, and it boots. Unfortunately a network
connection is essential to take advantage of the up2date service.

Comment 7 Ernie Petrides 2005-10-05 23:40:21 UTC
The Xircom driver is unsupported.  Closing as WONTFIX.

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