Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64247
Install hangs during initial kernel load
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
After selecting graphical or text install kernel begins to load
and probes IDE controller. At this point the kernel load hangs.
Tyan Tiger 230 (Model 2507D)
Pentium III 800EB x 2
Atapi CD-Rom is primary master on ATA-66 controller
ATAPI CDBurner is secondary slave on ATA-66 controller
Maxtor 80GB drive is device 1 on ATA-100 controller
The system is being booted from cd-rom (pri master)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select either text or graphical install
2.Watch kernel begin to initialize
3.When kernel probes IDE subsystem it hangs
Actual Results: System froze, accepted no keyboard input.
Expected Results: Kernel should've finished loading and installation program
Ehm you're aware that having a slave without a master is an illegal configuration ?
This config has worked in the past, minus the ATA100 drive, however I will
retest with a proper IDE bus configuration (i.e. no slave w/o master) and close
bug if that resolves it.
This is definitely a problem with the Promise ATA/100 controller on the
motherboard. I tried the following configurations with the following results:
1) Pri Master & Sec Master on ATA/66 controller, 80GB HDD on ATA/100 - locked up
when probing ATA/100 controller.
2) Pri Master, Pri Slave on ATA/66, 80GB HDD as Sec Master on ATA/66 -
sucessfull installation. Saw same printk messages when probing, however it did
Please let me know if any additional testing or info could be of use.
Correction of one piece of info, the motherboard is not, in fact, a Tyan but an
MSI 694D Pro. Same chipsets, just different board. The tyan doesn't actually
HAVE an ATA/100 controller iirc.
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