Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 200307
t700r system "freezes" after decompressing initrd
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:26 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL4 WS or RHEL4 AS U3
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.
Freezes after decompressing the initrd.
Should go onto the installation.
Created attachment 133091 [details]
Created attachment 133092 [details]
lsmod output from knoppix
It wasn't even booting a windows CD. Had to reset the bios. Ticket can be closed.