Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124579
ACPI: boot hang after a Plug & Play unless acpi=off - Dell OptiPlex GX110
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:06:27 EST
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Description of problem:
I have tried to install Fedora Core 2 on Dell OptiPlex GX110 (P3
700MHz). The installs hangs after a Plug & Play message it looks to me
when the kernel loads from CD. The same computer was used to install
run RedHat 9.0 and RedHat 7.3 without any problems before. It is the
original Dell system with an extra 128M (total 256M) memory chip plus
an extra "tulip.o" network card. I have sucessfully installed FC2 on
two other computers from the same CD set, so that CDs are good. I also
tried to boot from a hardrive with already installed FC2 on the
computer (I assumed that, ok, probably some modules would fail to
load) but the computers hangs after kernel decompression on kernel
It looks like some hardware support that was traditional for RedHat
compiles of kernels is not included in the release. This happened to
be deadly critical for the "Dell OptiPlex GX110"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install from FC2 with default or text options
I could not aviod the problem
Actual Results: kernel hangs
Expected Results: install to continue
can you get the exact message where it hangs ?
Does booting with acpi=off help ?
The Last messages before the system hanged were:
PCI: Probing PCI Hardware (bus 00)
Transparent bridge - 0000:00:1e.0
ACPI: Interupt Link [LNKA](IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 8 *9 10 11 12 13 14 15)
ACPI: Interupt Link [LNKB](IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 *10 11 12 13 14 15)
ACPI: Interupt Link [LNKC](IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15)
ACPI: Interupt Link [LNKC](IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 *11 12 13 14 15)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
no more messages, it is frozen
The suggested above install boot option
boot: linux acpi=off
resolved the install issue for me, the installer automatically
propagated acpi=off to GRUB setting to be used each time.
Thank you very much ;^)
Please verify that the system is running the latest BIOS.
Does it boot if you replace "acpi=off" with "pci=noacpi"?
If so, can you attach the complete dmesg?
Any chance we can boot with "debug" and w/o any acpi cmdline options
and capture a serial console log?
Created attachment 100692 [details]
logs on a serial console from failed boots
I run the latest "BIOS Version A09" from the www.dell.com
The option "pci=noacpi" does not help, boot hangs at the same spot.
I captured through a serial terminal failed boot messages with "debug"
(no any acpi options) and "debug pci=noacpi". I also included "dmesg"
file from a healthy boot with the "acpi=off" option. The stuff is in
Could you please try the patch in http://bugme.osdl.org/show_bug.cgi?
id=2641. It resolves IO port reservation problem. Thanks.
If the BIOS has any options to enable/disable PlugN'Plan support,
please disable it.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.