Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449863
System freezes randomly when EIDE option in BIOS turned on
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:49:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
The system freezes completely(no response at all) randomly from several minutes to one hour after booted. The system log has no error message before it freezes, and the messages recorded in the log before freeze also vary. This problem is more likely to occur when hard disk is busy, and at times it freezes with the hard disk light on and the light doesn't turn off unless manually reboot. The system freezes more frequently for kernel-126.96.36.199-18.fc9.i686 than for kernel-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686. I was using fedora 7 before upgraded to fedora 9 and I didn't see this problem before the upgrade. The freezing problem goes away if the hard disk option in BIOS is changed from Enhanced IDE to Standard IDE.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-188.8.131.52-18.fc9.i686 and kernel-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
Steps to Reproduce:
Kind of randomly reproduced, but always occurs if the system is on long enough(up to about 1 hour).
The system is installed on a Toshiba portege 2000 laptop, who has a 1.8in Ultra ATA/100 20GB hard disk.
Can you boot the system with EIDE enabled and upload the file /var/log/dmesg,
then reboot with standard IDE and upload that same file again?
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