Bug 200307 - t700r system "freezes" after decompressing initrd
t700r system "freezes" after decompressing initrd
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-07-26 15:21 EDT by sabuj pattanayek
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-27 15:42:03 EDT
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lspci -vvv (5.46 KB, text/plain)
2006-07-26 15:21 EDT, sabuj pattanayek
no flags Details
lsmod output from knoppix (1.62 KB, text/plain)
2006-07-26 15:23 EDT, sabuj pattanayek
no flags Details

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Description sabuj pattanayek 2006-07-26 15:21:18 EDT
Description of problem:

Using a RHEL 4 WS CD #1 or my own kickstart CD made from disk 1 of RHEL 4 AS U3
a dell T700r using the latest A11 bios won't boot the kernel after it
decompresses the initrd. I also tried all of these options with the "linux" kernel:

acpi=off apm=off nofb ide=nodma i8042.nomux

I am however able to boot the system with a knoppix v4.0.2 CD which uses the kernel:

Linux Knoppix 2.6.12 #2 SMP Tue Aug 9 23:20:52 CEST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

I have attached the output of lspci -vvv and lsmod as reported by knoppix.

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How reproducible:

All the time, just try to boot the CD, with or without any kernel options.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Boot the CD with or without kernel options.
2. Freezes after decompressing the initrd.
Actual results:

Freezes after decompressing the initrd.

Expected results:

Should go onto the installation.
Comment 1 sabuj pattanayek 2006-07-26 15:21:19 EDT
Created attachment 133091 [details]
lspci -vvv
Comment 2 sabuj pattanayek 2006-07-26 15:23:15 EDT
Created attachment 133092 [details]
lsmod output from knoppix
Comment 3 sabuj pattanayek 2006-07-26 19:10:49 EDT
It wasn't even booting a windows CD. Had to reset the bios. Ticket can be closed.

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