Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109493
Spurious 8259A interrupt causes install to fail
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 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
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
Same problem occurs with RH9, but earlier in the install process.
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.