Bug 32532 - Dell c600, rawhide 20010320, /sbin/loader freeze
Dell c600, rawhide 20010320, /sbin/loader freeze
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-21 10:08 EST by David Sainty
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-09 11:20:29 EDT
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lspci -v from installed rawhide 20010321 (3.63 KB, text/plain)
2001-03-21 12:41 EST, David Sainty
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Description David Sainty 2001-03-21 10:08:51 EST
Tried installing rawhide 20010320 on new Dell Latitude c600 notebook. 
Freeze when /sbin/loader starts.  SysRq also does not respond;  hitting
power button does turn notebook off.

After further investigation, I discovered it only happens under certain
circumstances....    If I boot the machine (into Windoze or Linux off
20010320 netboot floppy), and for example, obtain a DHCP lease, then warm
boot the machine, /sbin/loader will freeze.  The freeze only occurs when
there is "activity" on the in-built 3Com network, followed by a warm boot.

The c600 notebook has a "3Com 3CN3ACx556 LAN/modem" installed. lspci -v is
Comment 1 David Sainty 2001-03-21 12:41:14 EST
Created attachment 13263 [details]
lspci -v from installed rawhide 20010321
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-21 12:49:52 EST
Is 'PnP OS' (or something similar) set in the BIOS?
Comment 3 David Sainty 2001-03-21 14:27:18 EST
BTW, if I do DHCP with my bootnet image, then restart and load the already
existing Linux installation, it freezes at USB....

I can't find any such option in the BIOS otherwise I would have probably already
tried this. :-(

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