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Bug 206069 - Unable to boot without noapic kernel parameter
Unable to boot without noapic kernel parameter
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Brian Maly
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-09-11 15:34 EDT by Milan Kerslager
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 5.0
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Last Closed: 2007-09-07 09:16:12 EDT
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full boot - dmesg (noapic used) (16.00 KB, text/plain)
2006-09-11 15:47 EDT, Milan Kerslager
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Description Milan Kerslager 2006-09-11 15:34:43 EDT
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).
Comment 1 Milan Kerslager 2006-09-11 15:47:30 EDT
Created attachment 136031 [details]
full boot - dmesg (noapic used)
Comment 2 Adam Kropelin 2006-12-18 18:48:23 EST
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.
Comment 3 Ernie Petrides 2007-09-05 15:31:11 EDT
Hello, Milan.  Does this problem still exist with the RHEL5.1 beta kernel?
Comment 4 Milan Kerslager 2007-09-07 09:01:25 EDT
No. There was a BIOS update so I'm now able to boot version 5 and 5.1 Beta too.
Comment 5 Ernie Petrides 2007-09-07 16:28:10 EDT
Changing resolution from CURRENTRELEASE to NOTABUG (since there
was no kernel bug to fix).

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