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Bug 109493 - Spurious 8259A interrupt causes install to fail
Spurious 8259A interrupt causes install to fail
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-11-08 10:49 EST by Daryll
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-10 02:06:40 EST
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Description Daryll 2003-11-08 10:49:51 EST
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Description of problem:

During the install of packages with Fedora Core I will get a failure
that says "Spurious 8259A interrupt on IRQ 7." After that I get ATAPI
CDROM busy and reset messages and the install fails. It consistently
happens after installing less than a dozen packages.

I've tried this with two different CDROM drives and cables. The CDROMs
themselves pass the media check.

The machine is a dual P3 with a serverworks chipset. (Tyan Thunder

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to install Fedora Core on my hardware

Actual Results:  Spurious 8259A Interrupt on IRQ 7
followed by IDE busy and reset errors

Expected Results:  The install should work

Additional info:
Comment 1 Daryll 2003-11-08 23:27:07 EST
Same problem occurs with RH9, but earlier in the install process.
Comment 2 Daryll 2003-11-10 02:06:40 EST
After a lot of runs at the problem it appears that my spindle of CD-Rs
had turned bad. Repeated tests and burns of discs showed errors. I'll
close this until I'm sure I've got fresh CD-R media.

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