Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68453
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
Partition check hangs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert valhalla disk 1 (bootable)
2.Boot the PC
3.Choose graphic installation (or text mode, or any type of installation)
4.The installer hangs on "Partition check:"
Additional info:hard disk is a Fujitsu 20GB 2,5" for notebook
I could not find the string "Partition check:" in the installer - what exactly
is the step where this problem occurs? Have you been greeted by the 'Welcome to
...' screen? Or is it a hang in the kernel starting up?
FWIW, "Partition check:" is printed by kernel before listing partitions,
in my case
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 < hda5 hda6 >
(Note that I'm not the original poster of the bug).
After the screen where you are asked to type "linux dd", "linux rescue",
"text" or to hit enter, whatever you choose, kernel boot hangs:
I tried the cd on other computers and it works.
I found a workaround.
I installed RedHat 7.3 via ftp using RedHat 7.2 "bootnet.img".
After the installation the installed kernel had the same problem of the
I booted again with RedHat 7.2 bootnet.img, I typed "linux rescue", then I
chrooted in "/mnt/sysimage".
After downloading linux-2.4.18 from "kernel.org" I recompiled the kernel and
now it seems to work.
Ok the installer has not been run yet, reassigning to the kernel component.
do you know what IDE chipset you have ?
My IDE chipset is the ALI 15X3, but I'm not sure, the notebook is an Acer
An educated guess:
The ALI 15X3 regulary hangs my own laptop (Toshiba Sattelite 1620CDT)
when DMA is on. Try booting the kernel without DMA, something like
Closing due to inactivity in over a year, and pending EOL.