Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57921
smp version of 2.4.7-10 hangs at boot on GA-5AA motherboard
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
Having upgraded to 7.2 from 7.1 the installer made 2.4.7-10smp the default
kernel to boot. This kernel seems to start up OK but hangs after displaying
the "Press I for interactive startup" message.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.4.7-10smp
Steps to Reproduce:
2. select smp kernel
3. let it boot
Actual Results: Hangs before running the init scripts.
Expected Results: It should just work!
If I select the non-smp version it works fine. This doesn't bother me as
it's a single processor board, but since the smp kernel is the default
after installation, this might be a significant problem for other folk.
Motherboard is GA-5AA F3
Processor: AMD K6/300
Arguably this is a bug in the installer, too. (I can't see how to reassign the
bug -- wasn't there once a button on the form for this?)
For the installer to use an smp kernel isn't ideal at the best of times, and
it's definitely not cool if it stops it booting.
As far as the kernel goes, I get similar problems with 2.4.9-13 on another
motherboard: enabling smp (an accident when compiling) stopped it running the
Should be fixed with newer kernels - they now don't simply believe the bios when
it claims dual CPU 8)