Bug 436929 - Fedora-9-Alpha-x86_64-DVD Anaconda kernel hangs whereas F8 does not
Fedora-9-Alpha-x86_64-DVD Anaconda kernel hangs whereas F8 does not
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2008-03-11 04:22 EDT by Greg Morgan
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:42 EDT (History)
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Description Greg Morgan 2008-03-11 04:22:26 EDT
Description of problem:  
Background: I just bought a new motherboard, processor, and memory.  f8 _NON_x86
-64 had no problems installing on the system.  However, since memory is so
cheap, I as able to buy 8gig of RAM.  Hence, the f8 _NON_x86-64 kernel gave me
the "Warning only 4GB will be used." message.

When the problem occurred:
Since f8 NON_x86-64 worked so good, I decided to try f9,
Fedora-9-Alpha-x86_64-DVD. The X86_64 would allow me to use all 8GB of the memory.

The last kernel messages on the screen were
ACPI: has type pci registered
PCI Using MMCONFIG at f0000000 - f7fffffff
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI:(supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PC10] (0000:00)

The Fedora-9-Alpha-x86_64-DVD appears to be a step backward compared to the ease
of booting on f8.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.26.24-2.fc9

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot with the Fedora-9-Alpha-x86_64-DVD on the hardware listed below.
Actual results:
Kernel hangs after the APC section of kernel.

Expected results:
Boot just like f8 on the same hardware.

Additional info:
Workaround is as follows:
1.) Hit escape key when you see the grub splash screen.
2.) At the linux boot: prompt type in
linux apm=off acpi=off noapic 


Intel DQ35JOE motherboard using on-board video, sound, and network.
Both a sata DVD and a sata hard drive are used.
Memory is 8 gigs of matched PC6400
CPU is an E8650 core 2 duo
All hardware is not over clocked nor intended too to do so.
Comment 1 Greg Morgan 2008-03-11 06:20:16 EDT
After installing the system, you also need to add the apm=off... to
/etc/grub.conf as shown below.  

It is not known at this time if all three options are required.

This report is coming from the hardware above.

title Fedora (2.6.24-2.fc9)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24-2.fc9 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
apm=off acpi=off noapic
	initrd /initrd-2.6.24-2.fc9.img
Comment 2 Greg Morgan 2008-03-12 02:49:59 EDT
I should not that in comment #1, the kernel line is all one line and not two lines.

Is this part of the problem?  The kernel reports this when first booting
Mar 11 14:51:52 rocky kernel: Intel MultiProcessor Specification v1.4
Mar 11 14:51:52 rocky kernel: MPTABLE: OEM ID:  MPTABLE: Product ID:  MPTABLE:
APIC at: 0xFEE00000
Mar 11 14:51:52 rocky kernel: Processor #0 (Bootup-CPU)
Mar 11 14:51:52 rocky kernel: Setting APIC routing to flat
Mar 11 14:51:52 rocky kernel: BIOS bug, no explicit IRQ entries, using default
mptable. (tell your hw vendor)
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:56:23 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 11:42:43 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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