Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64571
Install kernel freezes after megaraid module loads
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
Description of Problem:
During installation on a Dell 2300 with AMI MegaRAID(PERC2/SC, Firmware version
3.13/Bios 1.43) the boot freezes with:
scsi aborting command due to timeout: pid0, scsi0, ch0, id0 lun0 0x12 00 00 00
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat 7.3, Kernel 2.4.18, boot image boot.img or from CD.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from CD or boot.img on above hardware
2.Wait until megaraid is detected and driver loads, system does not proceed to
boot (Waiting for SCSI cmd timeout?)
3. Press <ctrl><alt><del> console freezes solid
Boot on install image and start install.
Anything you need, let me know.
I've replaced the 1.18a megaraid driver with the 1.18 version from the dist
2.4.18 kernel. The system is still locking up on boot in the exact location in
the boot sequence. I'm continuing my testing.
This may be a hardware problem. I managed to free an almost identical system
and it has booted. I will confirm the specifics of hardware/software and post
the resulting information.
this might be an interrupt issue; if you have 2 identical systems where one
works and the other doesn't then checking the bios for "mptable" "mps" or "acpi"
settings and comparing them with the working system might prove interesting
Just a "me too" comment. We have an older Intel mobo with an LSI (nee AMI)
Express 200. We updated it to the latest 1.48 firmware, and I see on other
bugzilla entries that 1.58 apparently works. The question is: how can we get
1.58 firmware for this controller? LSI's webpage has 1.48 as the latest version
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
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/