Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206069
Unable to boot without noapic kernel parameter
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:33 EST
I'm unable to boot installation or rescue CD without noapic parameter. The
system hangs even after update from 0303 BIOS to the latest 0405 version.
Last message is "io scheduler cfq registered (default)"
Motherboard: ASUS M2NPV-MX, both x86_64 and i386, kernel 2.6.17-1.2519.4.21.el5
Up-to-date Fedora Core 6 Test3 kernel boots fine (HDD from another machine).
Created attachment 136031 [details]
full boot - dmesg (noapic used)
Same here on a Dell E521 which uses the NForce 430 chipset. Booting stock RHEL5
kernels with 'noapic' cures the problem, as does using 2.6.19 where no special
kernel parameters are needed.
Hello, Milan. Does this problem still exist with the RHEL5.1 beta kernel?
No. There was a BIOS update so I'm now able to boot version 5 and 5.1 Beta too.
Changing resolution from CURRENTRELEASE to NOTABUG (since there
was no kernel bug to fix).