Bug 42793 - Installer hangs before IDE partition check
Installer hangs before IDE partition check
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-30 00:50 EDT by Oliver Schulze L.
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-06 09:04:34 EDT
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Description Oliver Schulze L. 2001-05-30 00:50:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have an Asus A7V/Duron 850Mhz and the installer hangs up before the 
partition check.
The last message are:
ide0: ...(IO address) ... IRQ ...
ide1: ...(IO address) ... IRQ ...

If I run the installer on anther machine, the next message after that 
should be the partition check of all the IDE drives. And the partition 
table print on screen.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from the RedHat Linux 7.1 CD
2.Wait until the kernel try to check the partition of your IDE drives

Actual Results:  The kernel hangs-up. You can to press the RESET button or 
power down your computer to restart

Expected Results:  The kernel should check and determine your partition in 
you PC

Additional info:

This mobo has the Promise ATA-100 controler.
I have one disk conected to this controler.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-30 04:08:16 EDT
1) Is the drive connected using a 80 ribbon wire ?
2) Does specifying "ide=nodma" on the syslinux / lilo prompt help ?
Comment 2 Oliver Schulze L. 2001-06-03 04:08:10 EDT
1. yes, the promise detect it as ATA-66. Also, I installed the drive. It is
working in Win98.

2. yes, I try the instalation with:
LILO: text ide=nodma
I also try to pass all the IO of the ide and does not work either.

Comment 3 Andrew Powell 2001-06-12 21:59:39 EDT
Would it be fair to say that bug 38390 is also the same problem, and the same 
one that I am experiencing?


Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-13 06:14:17 EDT
Ok, is it possible to disconnect the drive to the promise array during the
time of installation ?
Comment 5 Oliver Schulze L. 2001-06-15 00:54:47 EDT
OK, Will try that, but I will do that only for the installation, because the PC
is a dual-boot with Win98
Comment 6 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-15 05:10:58 EDT
Yes, the idea is that then you can use an updated kernel which might have this
Comment 7 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-25 13:53:15 EDT
Last friday we released an updated kernel including a brand new Promise driver.
Comment 8 Oliver Schulze L. 2001-06-26 08:00:10 EDT
I'm downloading the new kernel.
Will the boot.img be updated too?
I see I will have some trouble with /etc/fstab, beacuse the
promise device starts at hde. But I can deal with it.

Comment 9 Alan Cox 2003-06-06 09:04:34 EDT
Closed: Inactive

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