Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51386
System hangs on boot-up when probing PCI on DELL 8450
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installing RedHat 7.0 on a Dell 8450.
After the lilo menu, as the system is booting up, it locks up probing the PCI bus. No error, no kernel panic.
The last lines in the kernel messages are
PCI: 00:c8 [0e11/6010]:Scanning peer host bridges
PCI:Scanning Compaq Peer Bus Bridge 19/00
I have already talked with installation support. We've tried booting with mem=512M and noapic.
I was told there was an update install diskette, but I can't find it in the ftp site. If you think that might work, just point me
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Follow the installation instructions.
Umm, why would it say "PCI:Scanning Compaq Peer Bus Bridge 19/00" on a Dell
machine? I'm confused.
I'm not sure myself. The tech I talked with at Dell thought the issue might be with the controller card that they use for the processors.
Maybe I should have mentioned this before, but the 8450 I'm using has eight 700MHz processors, 9 GB ram.
I'm aware that 7.0 won't be able to make full use of these resources, but is there any reason it wouldn't install with them in place?
install succeeded, this is a kernel problem.
Question: is this the SMP kernel or the UP kernel ?
the BOOT kernel...
the install doesn't succeed....the system locks up almost immediately after I "hit enter to install"
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