Bug 57651 - installer hangs on a dual alpha server
Summary: installer hangs on a dual alpha server
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: alpha Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-12-18 10:14 UTC by Jean-Christophe Diomard-Arrazau
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-21 16:17:37 UTC
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Description Jean-Christophe Diomard-Arrazau 2001-12-18 10:14:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
this is based on the CRM request #195366 
the installation attempt on this configuration hangs during kernel launching

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
hardware configuration :
Alpha server 2100a 5/250rm
2 CPU of 250 MHz,  512Mb mem

SRM cdrom drive
dk600.6.0.2001.0 DKA 600 RRD45 0436

1. at boot  :
# boot dka600 -file /kernels/vmlinux.gz "root=/dev/scd0

(this as been tried with the boot floppy too the result is the same )

Actual Results:  the messages seems to launch things correctly but,
before the compressed kernel is loaded the system hangs

here are the displayed messages :
block 0 of dka600.0.2001.0 is a valid boot block
bootstrap code read in
base = 200000,image_start = 0,image_byte =14600
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 1fff0000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code
aboot: switching to OSF/1 PAL code version 1.22
aboot:booting from device 'SCSI 0 2001 0 6 600 0 0'
aboot: no disklabel found
iso:Max size: 332353 Log zone size:2048
iso: First datazone: 28 Root inode number: 57344
aboot: loading compressed /kernels/vmlinux.gz...
aboot: zero-filling 191480 bytes at 0xffffffc0000ae9b10
aboot: loading initrd (1474560 bytes/1440 blocks) at 0xffffffc001d8c000
aboot:starting kernel /kernels/vmlinux.gz with argument root=/dev/scd0

and then the system hangs

Expected Results:  load of the kernel and intallation of the O.S.

Additional info:

you can faind all the other informations i collected in the CRM interface

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-02 21:35:27 UTC
Bryce -- any ideas on this one?

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-01-20 15:38:38 UTC
Bryce, any input here?

Comment 3 Phil Copeland 2002-01-21 16:17:32 UTC
Yes,.. you're doomed.

This is kinda odd in that the bootloader (aboot) has worked fine

I'm not so sure about that boot line though

boot dka600 -fl -fi

should happily pull up the menu of kernels that can be loaded
Non then, that said I have an alpha at home with 2 cdrom drives
one is locked to 2048 bytes/sec and the other to 512 bytes/sector
One works, the other doesn't... I dunno if  the CDRom drive has the
jumper settings to allow it to change read sector size on it but I've
found that to be a problem in all releases.


Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-22 01:35:49 UTC
I defer to bryce's wisdom on this :)

Comment 5 Phil Copeland 2002-01-22 14:37:34 UTC
Coward 8)

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