Bug 65458 - Install hangs upon fist boot from CD or Floppy at disk read
Summary: Install hangs upon fist boot from CD or Floppy at disk read
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-05-24 14:59 UTC by Xander D Harkness
Modified: 2016-06-07 22:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-17 03:09:54 UTC
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Description Xander D Harkness 2002-05-24 14:59:16 UTC
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Description of problem:
Red Hat will not install on my laptop (even though Debian will.)
Red Hat versions 7.1, 7.2, 7.92 and 7.3 all fail at the same point with the
following message:
EXT2-fs: unable to read super block
cramfs: wrong magic
FAT: unable to read boot sector
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=09:02, iso_blknum=16, block=32
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:02

At which point it stops.  I have formatted the whole filesystem, installed
Debian on it twice.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Put in Red Hat boot media (floppy or CD)
3.Error above obtained.  Will only hard reboot

Actual Results:  System hangs

Expected Results:  Red Hat installation

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-05-28 11:28:37 UTC
Can you give some description of the hardware ? CPU, ram, videochipset etc ?

Comment 2 Xander D Harkness 2002-06-12 12:20:59 UTC
celeron 733
128Mb ram (16 shared with video)
SiS 630 video
6 Gb Hard drive

Please note that I have had Red Hat previously installed on this machine.

After the reported error I have done a full format of the drive and run scan
disk and had no reported errors.

Sorry for the delay

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2002-06-12 12:23:58 UTC
>128Mb ram (16 shared with video)
>SiS 630 video

I've had a report where the "shared" bits somehow got misdetected.
Could you try passing the mem=111M parameter to the kernel and see if that helps?

Comment 4 Xander D Harkness 2002-06-18 07:40:50 UTC
Yipppeeee, yes it does, I have a functional laptop again.

Thanks very much.

Kind regards

Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2002-06-18 08:01:00 UTC
Could you attach the dmesg output from a normal boot?
Maybe I can see something that indicates what's up (or maybe there's nothing
special.. who knows)

Comment 6 Xander D Harkness 2002-07-25 08:50:25 UTC
That worked very well indeed.

Thanks very much :-)

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