Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 32532
Dell c600, rawhide 20010320, /sbin/loader freeze
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:17 EDT
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
Created attachment 13263 [details]
lspci -v from installed rawhide 20010321
Is 'PnP OS' (or something similar) set in the BIOS?
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. :-(