Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145510
Won't boot Dell 8400 kernel-2.6.10 updates
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:15:56 EST
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Description of problem:
No kernel-2.6.10 update releases will boot on my Dell 8400 PC.
kernel-2.6.9-1.11smp and previous smp and non-smp kernels boot and
Stops at the console line "Configuring Kernel Parameters" and needs a
power cycle to reboot thereafter.
Booting in non-gui mode. Doesn't get far enough to give any other
Tried kernel-2.6.10-1.9_fc2SMP, kernel-2.6.10-1.8_fc2SMP, kernel-2.6.
10-1.9_fc2, all with the same result.
The machine is a pentium 4 with a single processor and a SATA hard
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.10-1.8_FC2smp, 2.6.10-1.9_FC2smp, 2.6.10-1.9_FC2
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install 2.6.10-? kernel
3.Select 2.6.10-? kernel at grub prompt.
Actual Results: Stops at the statement
Configuring Kernel Parameters.
Hangs indefinately until power cycle
Expected Results: Successfull boot.
I got the same problem on a Dell SX280. It is this command in
rc.sysinit that hangs:
hwclock --utc --hctosys
This worked fine in previous (2.6.9) kernels.
Thanks Jan D
I commented out the hwclock command in rc.sysinit and my Dell
Dimension 8400 now boots ok.
The workaround mentioned in bug
hwclock --directisa ...
That bug is for Fedora Core 3, but it is the same problem as for this bug.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.