Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11921
Installer crashes - lost interrupt
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
Installing a new system installer screen appears to hang, virtual console
4 reports <4>hda: lost interrupt
This appears to happen whenever the IDE channel is worked hard - install
(text) got to loading the Juliet file system. I have been able to
reproduce at will on various hardware platforms regardless of whether the
system is using a SCSI or IDE drive.
I downloaded the boot-20000407.img and built a new boot diskette. Some
improvment - install (text) now gets to checking the RPM pacakages after
selecting a server install.
The anaconda update makes the symptons worse! On load of the update
system reports a change of media on fd0 and then looses the interrupt.
Light on CDROM drive on permanently
Intel pentium 120
64 MB RAM
Adaptec 2940 controller v1.12 bios
2GB Seagate disk
16x IDE CDROM installed on primary IDE as master
2 x TE2000 16 bit ethernet cards
1 x 16 bit vanilla video card
Standard 101 keyboard
This sounds like a hardware issue - this particular failure mode has not
been observed in our testing.
What are the specifics of the systems you have seen this error occur on?
Closing due to lack of activity - please reopen if this continues to be a
I have resolved the problem - it was the IDE CRROM drive itself - although I
tested the issue on various hardware they all had the same CDROM drive -
supposed to be a ATAPI compatible device however Linux just did not like it.
In the end I swapped the CDROM with a SCO system. The SCO liked the CDROM and
Linux liked the new CDROM from the SCO box. I have put it down to a hardware
compatiblity issue. By the way the original CDROM drive I used was quite happy
in a NT 4.0 or Win95/98 environment.
Thanks for your interest.