Bug 109493 - Spurious 8259A interrupt causes install to fail
Summary: Spurious 8259A interrupt causes install to fail
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-11-08 15:49 UTC by Daryll
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-10 07:06:40 UTC
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Description Daryll 2003-11-08 15:49:51 UTC
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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 2003-11-09 04:27:07 UTC
Same problem occurs with RH9, but earlier in the install process.

Comment 2 Daryll 2003-11-10 07:06:40 UTC
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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