Bug 64719 - Kernel fails on checking partition table
Summary: Kernel fails on checking partition table
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-05-10 01:39 UTC by Edward Rudd
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:39:34 UTC

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Description Edward Rudd 2002-05-10 01:39:39 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Edward Rudd 2002-05-10 01:45:40 UTC
The 40GB Maxtor is model number 4D040H2
The 13GB Maxtor is model number 91303D6

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 2002-05-16 20:17:53 UTC
Does booting with "ide=nodma" help?

Comment 3 Edward Rudd 2002-05-20 23:21:04 UTC
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..

Comment 4 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:34 UTC
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/

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