Bug 111329 - (USB) Boot from ES 3 Disc1 Hangs
Summary: (USB) Boot from ES 3 Disc1 Hangs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pete Zaitcev
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-12-02 05:42 UTC by Marco Ostini
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:32:32 UTC

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Description Marco Ostini 2003-12-02 05:42:47 UTC
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Description of problem:
Booting from Disc 1 promps you with the boot options, after selecting
any option the kernel hangs after it detects usb hardware:

ehci-hcd 00:1d.7: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Jan-22
hub.c USB hub found
hub.c 6 ports detected
host/usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 17:30:50 Oct  2 2003
host/usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
host/usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xd800, IRQ 9
host/usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports

{at this point it hangs}

The boot CD's are made from iso's that have had their md5 checksum
checked. Booting on other systems works fine.

The Workstation is an Acer Veriton 3500, apparently RedHat certified


If I turn USB off in the BIOS the system boots normally, but without
support for USB devices, like mice, etc.

This workstation has been running RH 8.0 and other versions without
problems or BIOS settings changes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
uname -a provides; Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.21-4ELBOOT #1 Fri Oct 3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from the CD-Drive

Actual Results:  Booting Hangs

Expected Results:  Booting should progress through to next menu - hard
to install without getting to that next stage.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Pete Zaitcev 2003-12-02 16:16:15 UTC
Please try to boot and install with "nousb" option, or with USB
turned off (with a borrowed keyboard). If succeed, check if
a normal (non-BOOT) kernel hangs in the same place.

Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2004-08-10 19:31:22 UTC
I'm not kidding, I need to reproduce this outside of the installer

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:32:32 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
For more information of the RHEL errata support policy, please visit:
If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
support representative. You may be asked to provide detailed
information on how this bug is affecting you.

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