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If disks are hung off the Promise Technologies controller (Quantum
Fireball - ATA-66 or IBM Deskstor - ATA-100) kernel dies after reporting
IRQs for controllers
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot off install disk (disk 1 of 2)
2.Wait to see kernel lock on first screen of data
Actual Results: Kernel locks machine
Expected Results: Kernel proceeds with install
If disks are disconnected from controller, system will start installer
(without any media to install to).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 29427 ***
This does not look like a duplicate of 29427; in that one, the install
fails; here boot fails after irq probing. While they may be related,
it is not at all certain that they are.
Is this an SMP or uniprocessor system?
build: Wolverine and qa0228.0
performed several tests with the Promise controller:
Installations completed successfully with devices attached to
ATA100-primary (hard drive (hde)) and ATA-100-secondary (cdrom (hdh));
and with devices on ATA100-primary (hard drive (hde)) and IDE-primary
No kernel hangs when booting the install kernel or the post-install kernel.
see but #29427 for more details:
This system is a uni-proc with a PDC20262. Drives as seen by kernel are hde
(ATA-66 Quantum Fireball) and hdf (ATA-100 IBM Destor). Looked at bug #29427,
but cannot get past kernel boot into installer.
1) Are you using the proper 80 ribbon cable
2) Does booting with "ide=nodma" on the qa0309 snapshot work ?
Closing, assumed fixed in released product because of lack of further complaint.
Please reopen this bug report with the requested information if you are still
experiencing this problem.