Bug 144333 - Install hangs on network intialization due to PCMCIA adapter (Netgear MA-301)
Summary: Install hangs on network intialization due to PCMCIA adapter (Netgear MA-301)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-01-06 02:16 UTC by Oisin C. Feeley
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:14 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-10-03 00:38:25 UTC

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Description Oisin C. Feeley 2005-01-06 02:16:01 UTC
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Description of problem:
This is a fresh installation of FC3 from current ISOs.  I am booting
with the default parameters and the boot gets as far as:

Welcome to Fedora Core
Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.
Starting udev:                          [ OK ]
Initializing hardware... storage

and then it just sits there.
Keyboard is apparently unresponsive.  I've waited for up to 10 minutes
in case this was some sort of sendmail/network-interface problem, but
no dice.  

If I remove the pcmcia-adapter physically then the machine boots

I checked to make sure (via a rescue disk) that /etc/udev/udev.conf
contained "udev_log=no" (as it should because this the public final
release of FC3 and so that fix (Bug 137571) went into it a while ago.

Trying the suggested "Ctrl-C" mentioned on other udev bugs doesn't
work either.

I also passed in boot parameters of "acpi=off noapci" in an ignorant
frenzy, but obtained the same problem.

This machine was previously running Red Hat 9 (2.4.20-20.9) with the
exact same hardware:

Abit-BM6 motherboard
hda: Maxtor 2R015H1  (ATA)
hdb: IBM-DJNA-371350  (ATA)

eth0: LiteOn 82c168 (8139too driver)
eth1: D-Link DFE-538TX (RealTek RTL8139)

pcmcia-adapter: Netgear MA-301 TX

CD-RW: Creative CD-RW 8432

Video:  ATI Radeon 7500

I can shove the pcmcia-adapter back in and do some more debugging for
you if that would help with udev development.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert Netgear MA-301 TX adapter 
2.Boot from FC3 disks

Actual Results:  A freeze hang at the "Starting udev.  Initializing
hardware... storage" stage.  I take this to mean that storage is
succesfully initialized and that the network is where it's hanging
(makes sense given rest of the information!)

Expected Results:  Initialization of the network by udev and a
succesful boot of the kernel

Additional info:

Comment 1 Oisin C. Feeley 2005-01-08 20:28:47 UTC
To clarify, the piece of hardware causing the Udev hang is a "PCI
adapter" which means that it plugs into a PCI slot on the motherboard
and provides a PCMCIA slot into which a wireless card can be inserted
(e.g. the Netgear MA401).  This previously ran on RH 9 using the
orinoco_plx module and the wireless card itself actually used the
"orinoco" module.

I can see that the install fails at the point where it loads the
"orinoco_plx" module.

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2005-01-10 10:06:00 UTC
Why do you suspect udev? It had passed already!
Starting udev:                          [ OK ]
Note the "[OK]", which means that it succeeded!


Reassigning to initscripts/kudzu ... maybe it is kernel.

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2005-01-10 10:49:12 UTC
oops, that is definetly kernel.

Comment 4 Oisin C. Feeley 2005-01-10 16:17:48 UTC
Sorry Harald, I had the horrible realization this morning that it
couldn't be Udev.  Put it down to stupidity and accept my apologies. ;)

Comment 5 Oisin C. Feeley 2005-01-10 17:55:22 UTC
Changed title from "Udev ....." to "Install hangs" in order to make
report more meaningful for other's searches in database

Comment 6 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 19:57:49 UTC
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'.

Thank you.

Comment 7 Dave Jones 2005-10-03 00:38:25 UTC
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.

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