Bug 49912 - ide=nodma fixes - Bad: Installer crashed, kernel panic or I/O error
ide=nodma fixes - Bad: Installer crashed, kernel panic or I/O error
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.1
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-24 21:01 EDT by Wayne Holland
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-06 12:08:21 EDT
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Description Wayne Holland 2001-07-24 21:01:22 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
used linux mem=256m and got a kernel panic, tried text and got an I/O 
error, used the normal and got Gdk-ERROR **: Fatal I/O error 104
(Connection reset by peer) on X server :1.
install exited abnormally

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert CD 1
2.Boot and select any option
3.Failure to continue
	

Additional info:

Ali chipset... noticed this also with OpenLinux 2.4.  Used lisa and was 
ok.  (Caldera)
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-07-25 12:05:46 EDT
what hardware?  Can you capture the OOPS?  Try "linux ide=nodma" at the boot: prompt
Comment 2 Wayne Holland 2001-07-25 14:00:41 EDT
Problem solved by using linux ide=nodma...

How do I get Solaris 8 off the harddrive??  It is a dual boot win98se/solaris 8
Harddrive.  I get an error "Partitions do not end on cylinder boundary.
I'm pretty sure that solaris 8 bootloader is the cause, but I feel it'll cause 
a win98se boot problem like I had before ... "No operating system found" the 
last time I did fdisk /mbr to get rid of it.  Any ideas??
Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-08-06 15:19:56 EDT
you can try editing the partition table with fdisk, but this is a seperate
issue.  Please send the output of the following - you can type it in on the
console at Alt+F2 in the installer:

for I in /proc/ide/hd*; do echo $I; cat $I/model; done

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