Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50615
7.1 install hangs on Load of AIC-7XXX
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install RH7.1 from CD.
Actual Results: System hangs
Expected Results: It should let me install!
see http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/gotchas/7.1/gotchas-71.html for the
An email received from Jeff Claunch:
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 12:39:47 -0500
From: "Jeff Claunch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [Bug 50615] Changed - 7.1 install hangs on Load of AIC-7XXX
To: <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 2:19 PM
Subject: [Bug 50615] Changed - 7.1 install hangs on Load of AIC-7XXX
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> --- 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
> +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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2001-08-01
> +see http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/gotchas/7.1/gotchas-71.html for
At Jeff's request, I've reopened this bug report.
Which boot disk did you try?
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.
Changing component to the kernel.
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)
Closing...gave up and installed FreeBSD.