Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51397
SMP Kernel hangs on communicating with Hardware clock
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
On a Intel DK440LX MOBO, with dual P2/333 the 2.4.2-2smp and 2.4.3-12smp kernel hangs after the "Configuring Kernel Parameters:
Steps to Reproduce:
2. First Hang, Press Ctrl-C
3. Hands again at "Starting system logger:"
5. Hangs again "Syncing hardware clock to system time"
6. Must do a hardware reset
BIOS MPS set to 1.1, Plug and Play OS: Off System did boot with the previous install of RedHat 6.2 and this Mobo was running RedHat 7.0
before I got it.
Could you try booting with the parameter "mem=xxM" where xx is the number 2 less
than the actual amount of memory in your system ?
same failure when booting with "linux mem=62M"
Ok, "noapic" is also a good option to try.
noapic does work... but I was hoping it didn't come to that