Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37571
(SCSI AIC7XXX)Installer crashes when loading aic7xxx module on Dell laptop
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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I am currently running RedHat 6.2 with kernel 2.2.18 on the laptop with no
problems. The hardware I am using is as follows:
Dell Latitude CPx 650 laptop w/ Adaptec aic-7800 scsi controller
Dell Latitude C/Dock II
Here is an excerpt from the stack trace:
Process swapper (pid=0, stack page=c0241000)
Krenl Panic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
In interrupt handler - not syncing
I've seen other bugs related to the SCSI controller but none on a laptop.
I don't know if that makes any difference but I thought I'd supply the
report just in case.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert installer boot image
2. Attempt to install
Actual Results: Kerenl panic -- all stop.
Expected Results: The aic7xxx module loads and install continues.
*** Bug 37728 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 37758 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This problem also occurs on a VA Linux 1150 (1u). Specifications:
Intel 82443GX+ (with Intel 21150 AGP to PCI Bridge) INtel PIIX4E
L2 256K advanced cache
Integrated Adaptec SCSI AIC-7896 Dual Channel.
Just for kicks, I tried the fix for the Intel 440GX chipset, which of course didn't work (diskette failed to boot).
My reasoning for making this a comment under this bug was that similiar bugs were marked as duplicates of this bug.
<Adaptec AIC-7896/7 Ultra2 SCSI host adapter> found at PCI 0/12/0
works fine in rh6.2.
But When I install rh7.1, after load aic7xxx and DAC... driver,
and when run anaconda, it signal a error then terminate the installation
and tell you to reboot the machine.
Your system does have the same problem as the one in bug #29555. If the disk
failed to boot, then get another floppy disk because your floppy is bad.
The driver used to support laptop based aic7xxx cards has changed with the 2.4
kernel. It should now be the aic7xxx_mod driver being loaded instead of the
aic7xxx driver. Try booting the machine in expert mode and specifying the
noprobe option on boot as well. Then you can manually load each of the drivers
and see if one works where the other doesn't.
Your report doesn't include any details and without specific details about the
error message you are seeing we can't help you.
This problem occurs on an intel 810e chipset board with onboard AIC-7892 SCSI.
RH 6.2 installed and ok.
Upgrading to 7.1
Booting from CDROM loads aic7xxx driver then :
Running anaconda - please wait ...
install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
sending termination signals...done
/mnt/source umount failed ()
you may safely reboot your system
Does anyone have a workround for this.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/