Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 175240
Installer hangs at random times on x86_64 only
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:22 EST
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Description of problem:
As it stands right now. x86_64 fails it hangs during the full installation.
I can install x86 RHEL4 U3 on the system.
It doesn't matter if I do a X based install or a text base install. The
system will hang while either formatting the drive or while installing the
I have also run memtest. It worked.
I have spoken to John Linville. He believed that a potential fix was added to
2.6.9-22.25.EL: linux-2.6.9-x8664-32-bit-hang.patch. That did not solve the issue.
I have tested with the beta kernel 2.6.9-24.EL. The system still hung on a
full install. Before the system hung I was able to goto a differnet terminal and
echo lspci and lspci -n to the console. I will attach a log file to the BZ.
I have tried both PXE install and CD installations.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to do a "everything" install on a HT-2000 system.
Actual Results: Ssytem will hang at randomw times during the install. I have seen it hang while formatting, Also during installing packages. No specific package it changes every time I try.
I have also tried changing from using IDE to SATA as a installation drive.
Expected Results: We should install properly.
Created attachment 122010 [details]
Console output of boot kernel during installation also lspci and lspci -n
I have back-ported the latest serverworks driver from upstream in the test
If you can get at least a minimal installation, then perhaps you can try
running these kernels for some time. Adding-in some disk stress testing would
probably be good too (presuming it makes it that far).
After updating the bios the install work as expected. It was not a kernel bug.