Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 41335
Installer hangs on 440LX with IDE
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
While installing, after selecting install mode (upgrade), the kernel
freezes such that it is impossible to change virtual consoles. If I
virtual consoles immediately after choosing "upgrade"" (before the
freeze) then VC3 shows in the last 3 lines:
* going to insmod ext 3.o (path = null)
* looking for USB mouse
* no IDE floppy devices found
The last lines of VC4 are:
<6> raid 5: measuring checksumming speed
<4> p5_mmx : 633.200 MB/sec
<4> raid 5 : using functions p5_mmx (633.200 MB/sec)
<6> raid5 personality registered as nr 4
The installer was invoked with
text nofb ide=nodma
and each time hung at the same point
lspci returns this:
[root@malleus /root]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440LX - 82443LX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440LX - 82443LX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:04.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:04.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:04.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:04.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices 79c970 [PCnet LANCE]
00:0b.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. Trio64V2/DX or /GX (rev 16)
What other information can I give you?
(If you want any technically sophisticated answers, contact Michael K.
Johnson -- email@example.com)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
Actual Results: see above
Adding mem=31M to the boot command string does not alter this.
Could you try "ide=nodma" as option on the commandline ?
This is probably a system on which ide=nodma does not work (we
have had one such report before).
A network or hard drive install may be required to work around
this problem with Red Hat Linux 7.1. Our current source tree
has this CDROM drive blacklisted for DMA access, so in future
releases this should not be a problem.