Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67463
L440GX install fails using boot: linux apic
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
When using an Intel L440GX+ motherboard, and installing RH 7.2, 7.3, the
installer fails to find a HD attached to controller A (Controller 0). Moving
the HD to controller B works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Intell L440GX+ MB with BIOS 14.3 - Dual Adaptec 7896 Controllers. Dual P3,
600Mhz, 256 ECC RAM. 1 SCSI HD, 1 IDE CDROM.
2. Hook SCSI HD to Controller A (closest to PCI slots). Boot to 7.3 CD, at
boot prompt type: "linux apic".
3. System will not find the HD.
4. Move HD to Controller B, Setup runs fine.
Actual Results: Was finally able to install
Expected Results: The system should see a HD connected to Controller A and
Tested with RH 7.2, 7.3 same results.
Seagate 18GB HD
Arjan is this a known issue related to the kernel?
Most implementations using the 440GX chipset require the "apic"
option to function correctly. When this is the case, providing
DMI information to Red Hat as documented below may allow us to
automate that setting in the future.
On some systems, the "apic" boot flag may not work. Unfortunately,
because of Intel Proprietary information, these platforms are not
supported at this time.
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to add.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.