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Description of problem:
I am trying to install FC4 on my DL380 G2, using the FC4 install CDs. The boot proceeds as normal, until I get the message "Loading cciss driver", at which point the install hangs and does not proceed any further. Pressing alt-f2, alt-f3, alt-f4 still works as normal so the computer does not actually stop, but the install does not proceed any further. The Alt-F4 progress screen says that it has loaded the cciss driver, and it reports the drive I have attached OK, but that's the last message.
This works OK on FC3. I have updated the firmware to no avail.
This computer only has one drive in it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Insert CD, boot.
Actual Results: Freeze
Expected Results: Carry on with install
You can get to install by appending acpi=off to the command line. After
installation, no problems it would appear.
*** Bug 164609 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Can you install the latest errata kernel, and remove the acpi=off workaround,
and see if it still hangs on boot ?
Some investigations without acpi=off:
With the kernels shipped with the original Fedora 4 or the latest errata
kernel, it works if you use the SMP kernel but locks if you use the UP kernel.
*** Bug 166784 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The latest kernel (2.6.12-1.1456_FC4) hangs for me. And BTW, this is on a DL380
G3 1.4Ghz, though I'm being told this doesn't happen on the newer G3s.
2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 has been released as an update for FC4.
Please retest with this update, as a large amount of code has been changed in
this release, which may have fixed your problem.
This update (2.6.14-1.1637_FC4) resolved the problem for my DL 380. Rebooting
without acpi=off worked.
If I recall, there are some issues in this product line with PIC vs
IOAPIC mode. If your system is working with the SMP+IOAPIC kernel,
it would be interesting if you can still boot it with "maxcpus=1" "noapic".
Yes, with maxcpus=1 noapic my DL380 G2 hangs after cciss initialization. (But
keystrokes continue to echo.)
Kernel for this test: 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4
This is a mass-update to all currently open kernel bugs.
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO_REPORTER state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.
Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
can reopen the bug at any time. Any other users on the Cc: list
of this bug can request that the bug be reopened by adding a
comment to the bug.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
Version 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4 continues to work on my DL380 G2.
ok, sounds like the current kernel is ok. For the original poster who can't get
it to install, see the bug this is duped against.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 169613 ***