Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54949
[aic7xxx] Installer hangs loading the aic7xxx module
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installer Hangs on laoding aic7xxx module.
ALT-F4 shows noe real errors, it just have frozen at the line:
<4> Adaptec AIC-7896/7 Ultra 2 SCSI Host Adapter
other lines which may be of interest:
<6>SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
<6>PCI: Assigned IRQ 11 for device 00:0c.0
<6>PCI: The same IRQ used for device 00:0c.1
<6>PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0c.1
<6>PCI: The same IRQ used for device 00:0c.0
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start innstallation from CD-ROM or via FTP etc...
Actual Results: Hangs at loading aic7xxx module
Expected Results: Installer should have continued
2x Pentium III 500 Mhz
1 GB RAM
Intel L440GX+ Motherboard Bios Production Release 14.3
AIC 7896 Onboard SCSI Bios V. 2.57S2B3
This bug looks like 29555, but i could not solve the problem from looking
at that bug.
First of all, grab the updated boot disk from the bug you mention, and try
passing the "apic" option to the commandline of that.
Second of all, the official word on the 440GX situation currently is:
Most implementations using the 440GX chipset require the "apic"
option to function correctly. When this is the case, providing
DMI information to Red Hat as documented below may allow us to
automate that setting in the future.
On some systems, the "apic" boot flag may not work. Unfortunately,
because of Intel Proprietary information, these platforms are not
supported at this time.
However I can not seem to find an attachment including boot disk image
on the bug 29555
all i can find is this line: 2001-05-15 01:24:09
But no link to a file or something else.
please see the url above, it has a 440gx specific section with links to the
proper files, and instructions on how to use it.
It worked using the boot disk images mentioned above:)