Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50950
Computer reboots after loading kernel for install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
On installing Redhat 7.1 from CDROM, the installation gets as far as
the 'Now booting the kernel' message and the computer reboots.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set BIOS to boot from CDROM
2. Power on with Redhat install CD in drive
3. Wait for reboot
Actual Results: Computer reboots.
Expected Results: Redhat installation routine to start.
Motherboard is Aopen MX36LE with VIA Apollo PLE133 Chipset (VT8601A+
VT82C686B), BIOS 1.04. CPU is VIA MIII 500 Mhz. Initially noticed with
fully built system but stripped down to just the CDROM and floppy attached
with 256 (2x128) Meg of PC133 DIMMS and no other cards installed - problem
Can boot MSDOS ok from floppy.
Could you try booting while passing the "ide=nodma" option to the kernel by
typing "linux ide=nodma" on the syslinux prompt ?
"linux ide=nodma" - no change, still reboots.
Closing old VIA chipset report