Bug 374381 - kernel crash during fedora 8 upgrade on hp nx6125
Summary: kernel crash during fedora 8 upgrade on hp nx6125
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-10 07:42 UTC by Levente Farkas
Modified: 2008-06-18 22:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-06-18 22:36:15 UTC

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Description Levente Farkas 2007-11-10 07:42:04 UTC
Description of problem:
after some google search i found out how to get through the dependencies
resolution after 26% (remove dbus, expat and avahi) i able to ugrade 3
of my workstations to f8. the problem comes when i try to upgrade my hp
nx6125 laptop which has exactly the same packages installed as my
workstations and works with fedora 7 (i386 and still would like to use
i386). after another few google i found these:
i exactly has the same syndrome with f8 upgrade from dvd ie. it'e
terrible slow (10-100 times!!!). if i gives the noapic nolapic kernel
option for the installer it's use the normal speed, but kernel crash
when start /sbin/loader.
so my question is there any solution for this?
is it a kernel bug or is there any solution to be able to upgrade to f8
and use it in an acceptable speed?
anyways if i do live yum upgrade (ie. not boot from dvd) the the new kernel will
run with the same speed after reboot? since in this case i rather wait for an
updated kernel. or it's not a kernel related problem?
thanks in advance.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
while the previous version with f7 kernel- has no such problem.

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Comment 1 Levente Farkas 2007-11-10 19:54:56 UTC
and here is the solution:
The only way to find out without installing Ubuntu 32bit is to use an Ubuntu
(32-bit) LIVECD and to try to prompt one (and ONLY 1 PER TIME) of the following
options at boot:
1) noapic nolapic
2) noapic acpi=noirq
3) noapic acpi=off
4) noapictimer
5) noapictimer irqpoll

Comment 2 Christopher Brown 2008-02-04 00:21:05 UTC

I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.


I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.

There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Live Yum upgrades are
not recommended as per:


and if you are having issues then I would recommend using the DVD to upgrade.

If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.

Comment 3 Levente Farkas 2008-02-15 21:14:23 UTC
the problem still exists, the only solution what i find is:
noapic nolapic 
kernel option. and in this case i can boot, but i don't think this can be a
final solution.

Comment 4 Levente Farkas 2008-06-18 18:22:24 UTC
please close this bug since it's been already solved in f9

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