Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49906
Dell Power App 110 (Razor II) and Grub
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:49:02 EST
Description of Problem:
Dell Power App 110
cpu = 600 Mhz
men = 1gig 4x256
When sysem is rebooted after install is completed message is "Grub loading
stage2..." then system hangs. Trying different boot sequences in the bios
didn't help. System is ide only.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install beta2 on a Dell Power App 110 (Razor II)
The config above also has 2X 40GB maxtor hdd's. If I install and create a
bootdisk system will boot using disk, no problem using lilo everything works. I
noticed this is only happening on systems with multiple drives or single scsi
drive and a zip250 with disk inserted in the drive during the install see bug#
49897. I removed one drive from the config above, re-installed and the system
did not hang at "Grub loading stage2...". During installs with multiple drives
I used auto-partition and it put root on /dev/hdb system hung, I manually
partitioned the drive and left /dev/hdb as free space system still hung.
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for the Fairfax release.
This needs to be a MUST-FIX. If we decide to factory-install systems with GRUB,
we won't be able to ship with multi-disk PApp 110/PE 350's from the factory.
This is definitely a severity 1.
Beta 3 has not fixed the problem same error still occurrs.
We haven't seen this here on any systems which we have -- does it always hang in
the same place with "Loading stage2..." (especially the number of dots after
stage2 and whether or not there is a newline)
I was on the Dell RedHat conference call yesterday and some one at RedHat said
they reproduced the same problem I can remember who said it. Can you find out
who was on the call. It is happening on the RazorII and Bayonet always in the
same place and yes 3 dots after loading stage2... no newline.
Correction to above comment:
I can't remember who at RedHat reproduced the problem.
We see the problem on a RazorII here. We don't have the necessary tools to find
the problem. Could you attach an ICE (In Circuit Emulator) to this machine and
find where the machine is hanging? We don't have an ICE here. (If Dell were to
send us one, it would make this go a lot faster.... ;-) )
OK, I hear that you don't have any ICEs available. I should be able to make due
with the data from an ITP (In-target probe).
This defect is *now* considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax.
this is a bug in the BIOS, fix will have to come from Intel.
I installed Intel's latest bios, it fixed the problem with the system hanging
at "Grub loading stage2..."