Bug 55108 - linux loader halts after ide check
linux loader halts after ide check
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-25 14:26 EDT by Matt Smith
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 15:06:47 EDT
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Description Matt Smith 2001-10-25 14:26:52 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)

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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

During the loading process
ide0: ...
ide1: ...
hda: ...(good)(6GB)
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, & 
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-10-25 14:49:39 EDT
Can you type "ide=nodma" on the syslinux prompt?
(eg on the VERY first screen type:
linux ide=nodma
Comment 2 Matt Smith 2001-10-26 12:53:04 EDT
i have also tried ide=nodma. i apoligise for forgetting to mention it.
Comment 3 Matt Smith 2001-11-03 15:15:49 EST
IDE=NODMA did not work
Comment 4 Alan Cox 2003-06-07 15:06:47 EDT
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.

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