Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161759
Installer hangs loading USB module
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:08 EST
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Description of problem:
Installer hangs at USB module load & does not recover or time-out when installing onto a PC Chips M925 motherboard
By way of background the M925 is a P4 Socket 478 all in one motherboard using VIA P4M266A Northbridge & VT8235 Southbridge
The system concerned has FC3 installed & is still fully operational & patched to latest updates. This clean install to another partition was to test FC4
Tried an upgrade & same result
A similar problem occurs with this MBoard installing Gentoo 2005 which loses the interrupt for LAN (finds LAN then later reports interrupt "ignored, no one cares") Gentoo 2004/1 & 2 also loads/runs OK
Suspect it is to do with a newer handler for the VIA chipset but not sure what further data to provide to assist in determining cause.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install from distribution CD
Actual Results: HANGS
Before I take this, I need to know if this is USB or some generic problem
with interrupts routing, interrupt storm, or other.
Please install an FC4 kernel on top of working FC3 with rpm -i (do not use
rpm -U), and verify that it fails.
Installed FC4 Kernel as per request and all ok, boots, USB,LAN etc all operational
No errrors onscreen during boot
Had to remove selinux policy prior to kernel install due error shown below
rpm -i kernel*.rpm
error: Failed dependencies: selinux-policy-targeted < 1.23.16-1 conflicts with
Let me know what other tests I can do to assist
Went back & looked closer
Deactivated USB in BIOS & ran clean install to spare partition, all ran OK
reboot & complete firstboot all ok, reactivated USB in BIOS & reboot, all OK
Kudzu did not pop up & say new hardware, but USB configured & working
Ran installer again with USB active & it gets to the blue screen driver install
stage, says loading usb-storage driver, goes to loading aic7xxx driver, then
returns to loading usb-storage driver screen & hangs
It seems the problem is in the installer script only and is a conflict between
the aix7xxx driver for our Adaptec 2940 SCSI card & the USB, which does not
happen in the FC3 install, nor happen post install with all active
System now happily upgraded with USB deactivated during install, SCSI, scanner &
USB reactivated & all OK
Have spare partition for further tests if I can be of assistance in proving any
installer script changes
[This comment has been added as a mass update for all FC4 kernel bugs.
If you have migrated this bug from an FC3 bug today, ignore this comment.]
Please retest your problem with todays 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 update.
If your problem involved being unable to boot, or some hardware not being
detected correctly, please make sure your /etc/modprobe.conf is correct *BEFORE*
installing any kernel updates.
If in doubt, you can recreate this file using..
mv /etc/sysconfig/hwconf /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.bak
mv /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf.bak