Bug 141950 - SATA system does not boot after installation
SATA system does not boot after installation
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-12-06 05:59 EST by Winfrid Tschiedel
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-24 10:22:04 EST
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Description Winfrid Tschiedel 2004-12-06 05:59:55 EST
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Description of problem:
Intel DDR2 Jarrell SATA system fails in grub-loader with 
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

The system was okay with the previous rhel-3.0-u3 / fedora core 2 

The system worked after using "grub" from SLES9.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a Intel SATA Jarrell System 
2. Install a system which has grub-0.95-3
3. Use this boot-loader

Actual Results:  Error 13 .....

Expected Results:  System boots 

Additional info:

Same error happens with fedora Core 3, which uses also grub-0.95.3

Error does not happen on Intel SCSI Jarrell System
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-12-06 11:06:03 EST
This means that what's being read off of the filesystem doesn't appear
to be a valid kernel image.  

Could you please provide more information on what a "Jarrell" system is?
Comment 2 Winfrid Tschiedel 2004-12-06 11:44:59 EST
The Intel Jarrell System has a  motherboard  with 7520 chipset and 
nocona processors and DDR2 memory and sata onboard (ata_piix driver) 
and optional scsi onboard. 
There is no problem when using SCSI discs but with the SATA 
discs the described error occurs. 
I can boot my system, when I copy the lines from the grub/menu.lst  
title rhel ..... 
  root (hd.... 
to a different grub/menu.lst ( e.g. from SuSE/SLES ) 
and boot my system via this menu. 
I suppose, it would also work if I use the grub-loader of 
rhel-3.0 oder fedora core 2. 
Comment 3 Winfrid Tschiedel 2004-12-13 02:47:28 EST
Bug is fixed with upgrade to grub-0.95-3.1

Please provide this fix also to fedora core 3.

Comment 5 Jay Turner 2005-01-24 10:22:04 EST
Closing out based on comment 3.

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