Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 23405
Install fails load initrd.img
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
I have a failure when trying to install Redhat 6.2 /7.0 on one of our intel products. ( Intel BX chipset PIII with on-board Intel 82559er network and
C&T 69000 video )
When I boot either the CD, or make a boot floppy I get the first text screen asking me to press enter or type "custom or text".
Once I press enter the system then prints up
at this point it either hangs or reboots the system.
I have installed Redhat 6.2 / 7.0 using another product ( Intel BX PIII system with no on-board net or vid, but configured using the 82559er and
C&T 69000 vid in PCI card form) and moved the hard disk to the original system. The system boots the hard disk and works fine .
To help me diagnose this mystery could you please explain what is happening when the 'Loading initrd.img' message is displayed.
You might try booting with the command line with 'mem=<total ram - 1>M'
so if you have a 64Meg machine, try 'mem=63M'.
Tried adding the mem=63M.
The system still hangs at the same place ?
This sounds like a kernel related issue since the initrd is loaded by the kernel.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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