Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 141342
install hangs on Dell PowerVault 745 with SATA drives (sata_vsc module)
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:23:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installing RedHat Enterprise Linux Version 4 - Beta 2 on Dell PowerVault 745 with Intel CD31244 SATA Controller.
The installation hangs early-on with a message on the main screen 'disabling irq #3'.
Looking on Virtual Console 4 (ctl-alt-F4), the log states
<3>'irq 3: nobody cared! (screaming interrupt?)'
<3>'Please try booting with acpi=off and report a bug
So I tried booting with acpi=off, and now I'm trying to report a bug.
Later in the log, the following message appears:
<3>[<f88731ca>] (vsc_sata_interrupt+0x0/0x139 [sata_vsc])
<0>Disabling IRQ #3
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot machine from first install CD
2. answer initial questions
3. wait for announcement that sata_vsc module is being loaded
Actual Results: machine hangs after printing above message in log on VC4
Expected Results: the booting should have continued
kernel 18.104.22.168 with module-init-utils (replacing modutils) works on this machine when installed with RHEL3-update-2. Trying to install RHEL3-update-3 directly results in a similar hang.
Installing RHEL3-u2, then the kernel/module-init-utils, then updating to RHEL3-u3 by using 'rpm -Fvh *' in an appropriate directory  works fine too.
 the directory was created by copying all files from the RHEL3-u3 CD images into a single tree, as recommended.
committed in stream U4 build 34.27. A test kernel with this patch is available
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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