Bug 50615 - 7.1 install hangs on Load of AIC-7XXX
Summary: 7.1 install hangs on Load of AIC-7XXX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Doug Ledford
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
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Reported: 2001-08-01 17:16 UTC by JC
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-23 22:52:51 UTC
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Description JC 2001-08-01 17:16:22 UTC
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Description of problem:
I am trying to install 7.1 on an IBM eServer X340 (A RH Supported 
platform) with the adaptec AIC-7899G SCSI Controller.  The installer hangs 
upon the load of the device AIC-7XXX.  On the other screens I see 
scrolling messages regarding a SCSI timeout.  The scrolling never 
stops.....I have tried a boot disk posted for 440 motherboards (x340 is 
not one, but worth a shot).  I also tried the noprobe method, that didn't 
work either. 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Try to install RH7.1 from CD.

Actual Results:  System hangs

Expected Results:  It should let me install!

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-08-01 19:21:01 UTC
see http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/gotchas/7.1/gotchas-71.html for the

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-08-02 17:41:59 UTC
An email received from Jeff Claunch:

Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 12:39:47 -0500
From: "Jeff Claunch" <jclaunch@nccsun2.ncc.ag.gov>
Subject: Re: [Bug 50615] Changed - 7.1 install hangs on Load of AIC-7XXX
To: <bfox@redhat.com>, <borgan@redhat.com>
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2314.1300

This is not the solution to this bug.  This is not working.  The AIC driver
still does NOT load after I used that boot disk that you just pointed me
too, as I stated in my original message.  Please reopen.

----- Original Message -----
From: <bugzilla@redhat.com>
To: <bfox@redhat.com>; <jclaunch@nccsun2.ncc.ag.gov>; <borgan@redhat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 2:19 PM
Subject: [Bug 50615] Changed - 7.1 install hangs on Load of AIC-7XXX

> Please do not reply directly to this email. All additional
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> report.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=50615
> --- shadow/50615 Wed Aug  1 13:14:22 2001
> +++ shadow/50615.tmp.31452 Wed Aug  1 15:19:01 2001
> @@ -3,8 +3,8 @@
>  Version: 7.1
>  Platform: i386
>  OS/Version: Linux
> -Status: NEW
> -Resolution:
> +Status: CLOSED
> +Resolution: ERRATA
>  Severity: high
>  Priority: high
>  Component: anaconda
> @@ -40,3 +40,8 @@
>  Expected Results:  It should let me install!
>  Additional info:
> +
> +------- Additional comments from msw@redhat.com 2001-08-01
15:21:01 -------
> +see http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/gotchas/7.1/gotchas-71.html for
> +workaround
> +

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-08-02 17:43:24 UTC
At Jeff's request, I've reopened this bug report.  

Which boot disk did you try?

Comment 4 JC 2001-08-02 17:51:36 UTC
I tried this boot disk:  http://people.redhat.com/dledford/440gx/boot.img

Then when my system started up at "boot:" I typed: linux apic  The system began 
coming up and then it tried to load the AIC-7XXXX driver it began doing that 
reset over and over again, just as it did before.  I got no further using this 
route.  Then again, I'm not sure my box even uses the 440gx based MB.  But it 
was worth a shot.  

Like I said I've also tried booting with "linux noprobe", which boots the 
system, but then I don't really have any drives available to install on.

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2001-08-10 16:50:42 UTC
Changing component to the kernel.

Comment 6 Doug Ledford 2001-08-23 22:52:47 UTC
Have you tried booting with the "linux apic noprobe" command line and then
specifying the new aic7xxx driver instead of the old one?  (The noprobe will
keep the install code from automatically loading the aic7xxx driver, giving you
a chance to load the new one instead of the old one, and the apic option uses
the IOAPIC to route interrupts in case there is an interrupt routing problem in
UP mode without IOAPIC support)

Comment 7 JC 2001-09-04 14:36:57 UTC
Closing...gave up and installed FreeBSD.

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