Bug 45146 - Hangs on boot at Partition check on Compaq with smartarray controller
Hangs on boot at Partition check on Compaq with smartarray controller
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-20 10:30 EDT by Ken Stacey
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-20 10:35:05 EDT
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Description Ken Stacey 2001-06-20 10:30:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
Normal boots hang, but linux-up works.
The machine is a Compaq Proliant 1600, twin 400Mhz PII, 1Gb RAM, 
Smaryarray2 RAID controller (using single disk).
(everthing flashed to the latest firmwares)

When it prints on screen "Partition Check:" it hangs the machine.
for info the driver version is "Compaq SMART2 driver (v 2.4.2)"

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Switch power on
2.watch it start booting boot
3.watch it hang at partition check time

Actual Results:  system hanged.

Expected Results:  system to continue and print " ida/id0d0 p1 p2 p3 p4"

Additional info:

Appears to be only when booting SMP kernel.
UP kernel works.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-20 10:35:00 EDT
Please try adding "noapic" to the kernel commandline on the lilo prompt?
(or to the "append" line in lilo.conf)
Comment 2 Ken Stacey 2001-06-20 11:01:05 EDT
hurrah ! - success.
In file :-

Added line :-
at the end of section image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2-2smp

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