Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64719
Kernel fails on checking partition table
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
System was running on RedHat 7.2 fine..
Installed RH7.3 but the installer failed to detect the partitions the second
"windows" harddrive.. I removed the second harddrive and the install mostly
proceeded fine.. (quit when it coulnd't install ttfonts-ko).. but once I put the
"windows" harddrive back in and booted the half upgraded linux install the
kernel stopped at the same point (checking partitions" on the "windows" harddrive..
The harddrive is a Maxtor 40GB harddrive..(this has windows on it) and the other
harddrive is a Maxtor 13GB (this has linux on it). the motherboard is a Asus
P5A-B w/ the 1010 bios (fix for HD > 32GB).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
install/bootup the 2.4.18 kernel from the install disk OR the installed system
with the 40GB Maxtor harddrive installed.
Actual Results: kernel stops booting while checking the partitions on the 40GB..
checking partitions (or whatever the wording is..)
and stops there
Expected Results: to find a the partitions
The 40GB Maxtor is model number 4D040H2
The 13GB Maxtor is model number 91303D6
Does booting with "ide=nodma" help?
well, that worked.. don't know why...
as I could have DMA mode on with RH 7.2..
and I need DMA support so that DVD playing will work...
I tried setting the USE_DMA=1 in the /etc/sysconfig/harddisks file and with the
ide=nodma option it boots through the kernel but stopps later in the boot
process when starting various services..
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