Bug 63090 - boot hang on floppyless asus a7v
boot hang on floppyless asus a7v
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-04-09 18:50 EDT by Carlos Morgado
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:29 EDT
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Description Carlos Morgado 2002-04-09 18:50:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
The install kernel on 7.2 hangs after 'hda: hda1' if I set the diskette A and B
to 'none' on the bios of the A7V on a floppyless system. I have to tell the bios
disketter A is a 3.5" (even though the system doesn't have a floppy driver) to
get the thing to boot

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Steps to Reproduce:
put the cd in drive, reboot, wait.

Actual Results:  kernel hang

Expected Results:  happy boot

Additional info:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-04-10 04:55:12 EDT
my a7v does this too; it tends to allocate irq 6 (floppy irq) to some PCI device
otherwise, and somehow that doesn't go down to well later on
Comment 2 Carlos Morgado 2002-04-10 07:13:06 EDT
Iirc mine gives out irq 6 to usb and pci 4/5. If I do pci guidance the board
goes into stupid mode and sits there trying to initialize the boards
Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:29 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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