Bug 53588 - System halt during remote install from PXE client w/ memory size >896MB
System halt during remote install from PXE client w/ memory size >896MB
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 63945
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pxe (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-12 08:59 EDT by Bryan Leopard
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:48 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-18 23:12:03 EST
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Description Bryan Leopard 2001-09-12 08:59:34 EDT
- System : ProLiant DL320, IDE Module
- BIOS version : 07/17/2001 
Memory Slot/type/size : DIMM #1 / 512 MB : DIMM #2 / 512 MB : DIMM #3 / 
256 MB : DIMM #4 / None 
CPU Type/stepping : Intel Pentium III-1.13MHz (Tualatin) L2 Cache : 512KB 
On-board NetWork : Intel 82559 x 2 
[Re-produce steps] 
1. Power on System ( PXE client ). 
2. Press " <F12> " key when display <F12> Network service boot function 
key. 
3. Press " <F8> " key when display <F8> function key.
4. Select " Remote Install Linux " when installation prompt. 
5. The System halt on the " Downloading initrd image .... " or " Kernel 
panic...." messages. 

[Verification] 
1. Change to CPU 1.0GHz  : Failed 
2. Change to CPU 1.26GHz  : Failed 
3. Change to IDE Module : Failed 
4. Change to Memory (512MB or 256MB*2 or 128MB*4 ) : Passed 
5. Change to Memory 768MB (512MB + 256MB) : Passed 
6. Change to Memory 896MB (512MB + 256MB + 128MB) : Passed 
7. Change to Memory 960MB (512MB + 256MB + 128MB + 64MB) : Failed
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-10-17 11:05:00 EDT
Hm, most likely it's overwriting the initrd.
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-17 11:07:32 EDT
Where in memory is pxe putting the initrd ?
it needs to be in the lower 800 Mb
Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2001-12-06 21:42:43 EST
How do you make it be in the lower 800MB?

I'm encountering a similar problem on a Tyan Tiger dual athlon board. I get a
kernel panic mount the rootfs on the initrd from pxebooting the system only. It
works well from floppy installings.

Comment 4 Seth Vidal 2001-12-18 23:11:57 EST
I've found that booting this system with a more current pxelinux/syslinux 
bootstrap instead of the one provided with the pxe server is a better idea and
fixes the problem.
Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2002-06-21 13:08:58 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 63945 ***

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