Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55108
linux loader halts after ide check
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
When booting off of install medium the system stops loading/probing right
after second set of ide lines
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot the computer with (Official) Redhat 7.1 CD
2.Boot the computer with 7.1 install floppy
3.Boot the computer with lilo after upgrading from 7.0 to 7.1
Actual Results: It halted in the same spot
Expected Results: linux loader should have continued to probe and load
hardware then enter installation program
During the loading process
hdc: ...(good)(TEAC-524E CD-ROM)
hdd: ...(good)(SONY CRX-160E CD-RW)
(Then the system halts with no processor or hd response)
I have used redhat 7.0 on this system and it would load fine
I installed 7.0 and upgraded to 7.1 by switching cds in installation but
after install it changes boot procedures back to the 7.1 ver.
Tech support could not solve problem by ide=noprobe and nousb boot
the system is a AMD K6 w/ 64Mb RAM, 6G HD, CD-ROM, CD-RW, E2000T+ NIC, &
Can you type "ide=nodma" on the syslinux prompt?
(eg on the VERY first screen type:
i have also tried ide=nodma. i apoligise for forgetting to mention it.
IDE=NODMA did not work
Closing. The later IDE is a major rewrite so this bug doesn't contain any
information we can still usefully use. Of course if the IDE still doesnt work
with a current Linux on that box, please re-open it.