Bug 66215 - Boot problem with latest errata kernel
Boot problem with latest errata kernel
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
7.2
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-06 09:19 EDT by adam.huffman
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-09 13:54:48 EDT
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Description adam.huffman 2002-06-06 09:19:13 EDT
Description of Problem:
This kernel hangs at boot at the message "mxt_scan_bios: enter" unless APM
is enabled in the BIOS on an i850 m/b

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.4.9-34

How Reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot machine
2. 
3. 

Actual Results:
Boot hangs

Expected Results:
Boot should proceed normally

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-06-06 09:21:47 EDT
Did 2.4.9-31 work?
What kind of CPU do you have ?
Comment 2 adam.huffman 2002-06-06 09:36:32 EDT
I have seen this with 2.4.9-31, albeit intermittently.  A couple of hard reboots
seemed to resolve it.

CPU is Pentium 4 1700:

cat /proc/cpuinfo 
processor
: 0
vendor_id
: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 15
model
	: 0
model name	: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1700MHz
stepping
: 10
cpu MHz		: 1694.869
cache size	: 256 KB
fdiv_bug
: no
hlt_bug
	: no
f00f_bug
: no
coma_bug
: no
fpu
	: yes
fpu_exception
: yes
cpuid level	: 2
wp
	: yes
flags
	: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush
dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
bogomips
: 3381.65
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2002-06-06 09:42:36 EDT
Did 2.4.9-31 work?
What kind of CPU do you have ?
Comment 4 Ben LaHaise 2002-06-06 18:42:50 EDT
Hmmm, does booting with mem-nopentium have an effect?
Comment 5 Ben LaHaise 2002-06-06 18:43:49 EDT
make that mem=nopentium
Comment 6 adam.huffman 2002-06-10 08:58:12 EDT
That doesn't seem to make any difference.  In fact, while it happened three
times in a row when I reported it, I haven't been able to recreate the boot
failure since.
Comment 7 adam.huffman 2002-06-12 08:21:47 EDT
Because of another problem this morning I installed 2.4.19-pre10.  It hung in
the same place during bootup until I disabled APM support in the kernel
configuration.
Comment 8 Need Real Name 2002-06-27 11:33:07 EDT
I'm having a similar problem with 2.4.9-31 on an Intel CA810e MB.  It hangs at:

mxt_scan_bios: enter

But, ONLY if there is no keyboard attached.  

The BIOS of this machine lacks the ability to disable APM.

CPU is PIII-650MHz, Intel i810 chipset.

cat /proc/cpuinfo

processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 8
model name      : Pentium III (Coppermine)
stepping        : 1
cpu MHz         : 648.045
cache size      : 256 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat 
pse36 mmx fxsr sse
bogomips        : 1294.33

Any thoughts?
Comment 9 Alan Cox 2003-06-09 13:54:48 EDT
We removed mxt for several reasons, this problem included.

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