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Bug 57408 - Install on intel 440gx works but hangs on boot
Install on intel 440gx works but hangs on boot
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-12-11 15:21 EST by Josh Knowles
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-11 17:36:01 EST
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Description Josh Knowles 2001-12-11 15:21:28 EST
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Description of problem:
I am trying to install on a machine with the Intel 440gx motherboard and 
the Adaptec 7896N scsi controller.  Everything loads and works during 
install but once install is done and I go to reboot the machine gets in a 
endless loop trying to load the scsi devices.  It says something about 
sharing IRQ 11 and timing out.

I figure this is related to bug 29555 but they weird thing is I can boot 
up and run the installer fine, it just hangs once I reboot after install.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH 7.2 onto machine with Intel 440gx and Adaptec 7896N
2. Reboot after install.

Actual Results:  Endless loop while trying to load scsi devices because of 
a timeout problem and an IRQ sharing issue.

Expected Results:  It should load everything and start 7.2

Additional info:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-12-11 17:35:56 EST
Did you install the SMP kernel ?
440GX motherboards really need the smp kernel (that is, if you're lucky)
Comment 2 Josh Knowles 2001-12-11 17:47:49 EST
Just reinstalled choosing the smp kernal from the package list.  Worked like a 
charm, didn't even need to use the apic command like the workaround for 7.1

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