Bug 32303 - Installer hangs after aic7xxx; mounting IDE device
Installer hangs after aic7xxx; mounting IDE device
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-19 16:53 EST by Wendy Hung
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-29 11:49:41 EST
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Description Wendy Hung 2001-03-19 16:53:59 EST
During install of RH 7.1 RC2 on an IBM Netfinity 3500 M20 (Adaptec 7892), 
after probing and finding the aicxxx module, system hangs.

ALT-F3 installation message log screen displays message regarding
trying to mount /dev/hda at time of hang.
The only IDE device is the CD-ROM.

RH 7.1 Beta 2 did not exhibit this problem.  Bug reproduced on RC1.
Similar problem on IBM Netfinity 7000 M10.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-20 11:33:17 EST
If you hit ALT-SysRQ-P and ALT-SysRQ-T what output do you get?

Comment 2 Wendy Hung 2001-03-23 11:54:11 EST
On the Netfinity 3500 M20, the LG 8400-B CD-ROM is the primary master.  

I tried a boot disk install, expert install, and text dd install with the drivers disk with RH7.1 QA0319 -- all of which failed.
I tried two different systems of the same hardware -- same results so I do not think it is a case of a bad CD ROM.  
I replaced the CD-ROM with a Sony CDU701-F3 (still primary master) and had no problems installing.

Perhaps the CD-ROM support in anaconda broke after Beta 2? 
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-26 13:05:44 EST
Matt please look into.
Comment 4 Matt Wilson 2001-03-26 13:14:18 EST
does this machine have a serverworks chipset?
Comment 5 Wendy Hung 2001-03-26 14:41:41 EST
The Netfinity 3500 M20 has the Reliance/Serverworks RCC-1B6566-P03 chipset.
Comment 6 Wendy Hung 2001-03-29 11:49:36 EST
Fixed in QA0327.2
2.4.2-0.1.40smp kernel installed successfully.
Comment 7 Matt Wilson 2001-03-29 11:51:59 EST

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