Bug 129118 - RHEL4 alpha 4 for IPF cannot be installed.
RHEL4 alpha 4 for IPF cannot be installed.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-08-04 02:42 EDT by fj-lkml
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:08 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-21 16:32:30 EDT
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Description fj-lkml 2004-08-04 02:42:15 EDT
Description of problem:
RHEL4 alpha 4 problem.

RHEL4 alpha 4 for IPF cannot be installed.
It stops with the following two kinds of IPF machines while starting 
the installer. And, it does not react to the keyboard. 

	- Fujitsu RXI600 (Itanium 1.5GHz x 2, memory 8GB)
	- Tiger4 mother-board machine(Itanium2 1.3GHz x 4, memory 

When stopping, the following messages are displayed. 


Kenrel command line : BOOT_IMAGE=atapi0:\EFI\BOOT\vmlinuz 
maxcpus = 1 ro
PID hash table entries : 4096 (order 12:65536 bytes)
CPU 0: base freq=199.449MHz, ITC ratio=13/2, ITC freq=1296.423MHz+/--
Console: color VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 2097152 (order : 10, 16777216 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 1048576 (order: 9, 8388600 bytes)
Placing software IO TLB between 0xe000000001434000 - 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL4 alpha 4 for IPF installer

How reproducible:
Every Time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.The first CD of RHEL4 alpha4 is set to the machine. 
2.Pushing the power button of the IPF machine, and booting from CD. 
Actual results:
It hangs up when  booting up. 

Expected results:
Installer is started normally .

Additional info:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-08-04 11:18:22 EDT
Itanium I cpu's aren't supported.

Odd. I assume your machine has a hardware IO mmu ??
Comment 2 fj-lkml 2004-08-05 03:18:43 EDT
> Itanium I cpu's aren't supported.

I forgot to write "2".  
CPU is Itanium2 also in Fujitsu RXI600. 

> Odd. I assume your machine has a hardware IO mmu ??

Maybe, either of my machines do not have IOMMU.

I tried installing many times. 
And, the installer stops almost in the same place. 
However, the installer started though low frequency occasionally. 
When the installer started, I executed the installation. 

I think that it is a problem that the start of the installer is rare.

Comment 3 Ernie Petrides 2004-10-20 21:47:06 EDT
Also correcting product/version fields.  -ernie
Comment 4 fj-lkml 2004-10-21 03:23:07 EDT
Redhat EL 4 Beta1 IPF can be installed. 
There is not problem.
Thank you . 
Comment 5 Jason Baron 2004-10-21 16:32:30 EDT
appears to be resolved based on comment #4.

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