Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181320
Installer hangs when attempting a soft reboot.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
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Description of problem:
During the bootup process, the installer undertakes to override a jumper setting on one of my harddrives that limits the capacity to 32GB. This setting is necessary because the bios does not recognize drives larger than this. The net effect is that the system cannot perform a soft reboot - it hangs at the point where the bios attempts to query the drives. A hard reboot usually works immediately, but sometimes requires a delay of about 30 seconds before the hardware will reset itself.
The reset mentioned above is explicitly detailed in the bootlog.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Attempt a soft reboot.
Actual Results: The soft reboot fails.
Expected Results: The reboot should have succeeded.
This is clearly a hardware problem having to do with a fairly old bios. The point, however, is that the installer should respect the user's bios settings since they are there for a reason. The behavior of FC4 is quite different from that of FC3 which works just fine and does not attempt to reset the reported size of the drive.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 181319 ***