Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138859
FC3 Kernel hang on Tyan S2881 motherboard
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:11:46 EST
I was able to install FC3 by using noacpi and mem=128m, but now the
kernel won't boot.
The UP and SMP kernels hang in different spots.
My system configuration is :
Dual Opteron 246
4 x 1G KVR (Reg)
Adaptec 2120S Raid Card
6x SCSI Seagate 146G Drives.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Stock FC3 Kernel.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn machine on.
2. Turn machine off.
3. Turn machine on.
4. Goto step 1.
System hangs while scanning PCI bus in UP mode, and right after
detecting the processors in SMP mode.
SMP hang point :
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line)...
CPU: L2 Cache: 1024K (64 bytesl/line)
UP hang point :
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Sytem to boot...
I am single and I like long sunset walks on the beach...
I remember issues with Tyan boards an Adaptec Raid Controllers. Do you
have the latest Bios?
I changed out the RAID card for an LSI Megaraid, and everything
appears to be working.
One side note, when experimenting with this configuration, I
originally booted with 'linux mem=128m text', at which point
everything appeared to work. However, once the drives had finished
formating, the screen displayed a kernel panic, before copying the
I tried a second time, and got the same result. On the third boot, I
used no options, and went through the graphical installer. However, I
elected not to format the existing partitions.
Now everything works like a champ. I am looking forward to
benchmarking this puppy.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
I have since switched to using a Tyan S2882 motherboard, with Red Hat Enterprise
4. I've seen no problems. Current uptime stands at 109 days using the stock
kernel. I also presently use an LSI RAID controller, and not the original