Bug 27461 - Intaller Hangs during installation
Intaller Hangs during installation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-02-13 19:18 EST by Francisco.Azuola
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-21 17:57:19 EST
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Description Francisco.Azuola 2001-02-13 19:18:12 EST
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We are having some trouble installing the Fisher on IA64 release.
When it is time for the installer to format the drive it hangs.
I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide us with some help on 
this issue.

System Spec:  Itanium B3 stepping Bios 89

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Go through screens
  until the step that does
  the actual formatting of the partitions. 
3. System hangs.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-14 12:37:37 EST
What SCSI adapter? Workstation machines, I assume.

GUI or text install?
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-02-15 20:12:05 EST
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
Comment 3 Francisco.Azuola 2001-02-16 19:57:14 EST
System: Big Sur (Workstation)

What SCSI adapter? 
Qlogig 1280

GUI or text install?

I used the GUI install.  Is there a text based one?
Where do I get it from?  The version I got
doesn't seem to allow for a text mode.  I download
it from ftp.redhat.com:/pub/redhat/beta/fisher/iso

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-17 22:10:11 EST
If you boot the install with

'eli linux text'

(or 'linux text' at the ELI prompt)

it will go into a text mode install.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-17 22:11:08 EST
Does the text install work any better?

When the GUI install freezes, can you switch to a virtual console?
Comment 6 Francisco.Azuola 2001-02-21 17:57:16 EST

I tried to install the distribution in text mode as you suggested.

Same results.  However, I get the following message at the time
the system hangs:

Kernel Panic: map_single: could not allocate software IO TLB (16384 bytes)
In interrupt handler - not syncing

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-21 18:10:29 EST
Add 'swiotlb=16384' to the boot prompt, and you should be able to install

For some reason, you're installing on a SCSI controller that doesn't
handle 64-bit PCI access. The onboard Qlogic cards should.

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