Bug 23405 - Install fails load initrd.img
Install fails load initrd.img
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-01-05 06:49 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:38:53 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-01-05 06:49:43 EST
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 

Loading
initrd.img ...

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.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-09 16:03:09 EST
You might try booting with the command line with 'mem=<total ram - 1>M'

so if you have a 64Meg machine, try 'mem=63M'.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-01-10 03:43:13 EST
Tried adding the mem=63M.
The system still hangs at the same place ?
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-26 17:29:09 EST
This sounds like a kernel related issue since the initrd is loaded by the kernel.
Comment 4 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:38:53 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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