Bug 67680 - 7.2 Boot from IBM TravelStar 12G drive causes Kernel Panic
Summary: 7.2 Boot from IBM TravelStar 12G drive causes Kernel Panic
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-29 00:19 UTC by Kortlan Stewart
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:39:43 UTC
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Description Kortlan Stewart 2002-06-29 00:19:09 UTC
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Description of problem:
While the 7.2 (basic workstation) install to an IBM TravelStar 
(DARA-212000) 12G IDE disk drive seems to be successful, subsequent
boots die with a Kernel Panic error message.  The same 6.2 (basic 
workstation) install results in a pefectly fine boot!  With 7.2, 
selection of Grub or Lilo seemed to make no difference.  It would
seem that the boot loader got confused as to the physical 
characteristics of the drive??  If it helps, the TravelStar 
drive was mounted to a Teknor cPCI-MXS64 (6U) compact PCI
64 Bit processor.  After 6.2 installed and booted, a 7.2
upgrade install was attempted.  The upgrade GUI blocked further
continuation saying that no Linux partitions were
found.  How can 6.2 recognize the Linux partitions (/, /boot,
and swap), but 7.2 be blind to them!?? 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 7.2 (with all defaults) on said processor/drive
2. Boot
3. Observe Kernel Panic death

Actual Results:  Kernel Panic, unsuccessful boot

Expected Results:  7.2 should have booted (just as nicely as 6.2)

Additional info:

Drive general info:
Drive physical characteristics at:
Processor info at:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-29 01:04:28 UTC
Not boot loader related; please attach more details involving the text of the
kernel panic you received.

Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:43 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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