Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56541
Floppy boot fails to recognize cdrom on VSBC7
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
Booting from a boot.img created floppy causes the machine to crash if a
cdrom is attached. The board is a Versalogic VSBC7 with an AMD 550MHz cpu
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.create boot floppy from boot.img; plug in cdrom to either ide controller
Actual Results: "oops" message and installer quits before ever prompting
the user for any info. It never reaches GUI mode
Expected Results: We should've been able to install 7.2 from the CD-ROM,
but instead had to unplug the CD-ROM drive and do an NFS install.
We tried three different CD-ROMs - same problem. We also tried ide=nodma,
and the noprobe flag, as well as things like hdc=cdrom. Nothing worked.
The only solution is to unplug the drive from the IDE connector. The
CD-ROM drives also aren't recognized during a normal boot of a completed
"server" installation. RedHat 7.1 boots fine from boot.img floppy and
recognizes CD-ROM for installation purposes.
Try booting with 'linux noathlon'. Does that help?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.
Booting with "linux noathlon" does not help.