Bug 123133 - kernel boot partition check hangs on extra harddisk
kernel boot partition check hangs on extra harddisk
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2004-05-12 16:16 EDT by W. Bertels
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-13 09:28:03 EDT
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Description W. Bertels 2004-05-12 16:16:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
After adding an extra disk to an RH 8.0 system the disk will not
get through the partition check at boot. Otherwise the system works 

system P166, 96 MB, hda 8GB, hdb cdrom, hdc 120 GB works OK.

Tried to add extra hdd harddisk (120 GB), tried just about all:
- Western Digital (slave setting, or cable detect).
- Bios detects the disks and they can be accessed from DOS.
- Bootloader Grub + RH 8.1 Kernel will just hang on partition check.
- Tried different bios settings (autodetect, manual, different 
geometry sizes)
- Even tried the disk alone as master on the cable and as slave on 
the other interface as hdb instead of the cdrom
- Tried an other disk Samsung... same problems

I'm just stuck, the machine will work with a hdd=noprobe, but with no 
access to the disk. Even putting in the hdd=cil,heads,sectors will 
not work.

Kinda desparate...

Willem-Egmond Bertels

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot
2. hangs

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2004-05-13 09:28:03 EDT
this product end-of-lifed last december, and hence will recieve no
further updates.
Comment 2 W. Bertels 2004-05-28 04:51:48 EDT
The bug is solved after upgrading to Red Hat 9

Willem-Egmond Bertels

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