Bug 54949 - [aic7xxx] Installer hangs loading the aic7xxx module
Summary: [aic7xxx] Installer hangs loading the aic7xxx module
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-23 16:44 UTC by Ole Martin Refvik
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-23 17:09:13 UTC
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Description Ole Martin Refvik 2001-10-23 16:44:15 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

My Hardware:

2x Pentium III 500 Mhz
Intel L440GX+ Motherboard Bios Production Release 14.3
AIC 7896 Onboard SCSI Bios V. 2.57S2B3
IBM DNES-309170Y

This bug looks like 29555, but i could not solve the problem from looking 
at that bug.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-23 16:46:55 UTC
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[1] 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.

Comment 2 Ole Martin Refvik 2001-10-23 17:02:39 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-23 17:09:08 UTC

please see the url above, it has a 440gx specific section with links to the
proper files, and instructions on how to use it.

Comment 4 Ole Martin Refvik 2001-10-24 08:28:39 UTC
It worked using the boot disk images mentioned above:)


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