Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37253
[dma] RH 7.1 install hangs after selecting installation type
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:48 EDT
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Installer hangs after "upgrade" selected. install log shows
* looking for USB mouse...
* no IDE floppy devices found
this is present before the hang
Steps to Reproduce:
1. floppy boot (boot.img)
2. seawolf-i386-disc1 image
3. english->101keyboard, generic PS/2 mouse, enable keys
4. select upgrade
Actual Results: hangs after several minutes of disk and cd activity.
Log shows * no IDE floppy devices found (see above)
Expected Results: installer continued
The furthest I got for text, nofb, lowres was this:
going to insmod ext3.o
looking for USB mouse
no IDE floppy device found
raid5: using funct
raid5: personality registred as nr 4
I could complete the install using expert where it added the following
lines for VC3 when I got to select packages instead of the crash.
Detected 128 of memory
Swap attempt of 128 to 256
Maximum cylinder is 198
For text I got this Ooops.
eax: 00000000 ebx: c12ea0f4 ecx: 00000081 edx: 000be40c
esi: c7f1fa10 edi: 00000080 ebp: c12ea078 esp: c0241f14f2
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process swapper (pid:0, stackpage=c0241000)
Stack c0241f47 c12ea0f4 c12ea078 00000081 c88294d6 c12ea078 c12ea0f4 00000080
c12ea078 c12ea0f4 c0241f47 00000282 912711c0 00000246 00000000 c025f550
00000000 c7f1ea80 04000001 0000000b c0241fac c010a019 0000000b
Call Trace [<c88294d6>] [<c010a019>] [<c010a168>] [<c12ea078>] [<c0107210>]
[<c0108f58>] [<c0107210>] [<c0107233>] [<c010729a>] [<c0105000>] [<c0100191>]
Code: 80 60 27 fe 85 f6 0f 84 9f 00 00 00 80 4e 27 02 e9 96 00 00
Kernel Panic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler
In interrupt handler - not syncing
Let me know if there is something wrong with the oops since I can reproduce it
I previously had a RH7 installation w/ ~50 swap, 128 ram
I think the second post here is a different bug. Please file a new bug report
against the kernel.
Can you look on VC3 and VC4 and see if there are any interesting messages?
I'm seeing a very similar problem. After selection of installation type,
install hangs. This happens in both the X and text installers. The last
message I get in VC3 is "swap attempt of 256M to 512M".
What happens when you boot using 'linux ide=nodma'? Does this help?
Hi, I have experienced this exact problem. My normal CD is a Hitachi GD-2500BX
DVD drive. RH7.1 installation hanged when using this drive, in exactly the way
Following advice I got through the seawolf mailing list, I tried another CD
drive, an older NEC CDR-3000A - with this drive the install worked just fine.
Finally I switched back to the Hitachi drive and tried an install with
ide=nodma and this also worked fine.
Maybe the NEC drive does not support DMA and thus worked?
I hope this helps,
You are almost certainly right. We've seen a lot of these.
Can everyone post the contents of /proc/ide/hdc/model so that we can get the
model name of all the affected cdroms?
Don't know if you need my info since you said "I believe this is another bug"
but here it is anyway:
[perra@localhost perra]$ cat /proc/ide/hdb/model
NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:282