Bug 70093 - Installation failure on Dell 4600 SMP
Installation failure on Dell 4600 SMP
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-07-30 06:14 EDT by Nick Strugnell
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-09 14:00:40 EDT
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Description Nick Strugnell 2002-07-30 06:14:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installation on  a Dell 4600 proceeds normally until the last RPM from disc 1 is
installed. Anaconda then hangs completely and the capslock and scrolllock LEDs
start to blink. The machine is completely wedged, and I cannot alt- to a virtual

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start installation
2.Wait for bug to happen


Actual Results:  Installation proceeds normally until all RPMs from disc 1 are
installed. Machine then locks up.

Expected Results:  Disc 1 should have been ejected, and the installer should
have requested disc 2.

Additional info:

Start installer with 'idedma=0' boot option appears to fix problem.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-07-30 15:26:39 EDT
Passing to kernel team for information purposes.
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2003-06-09 14:00:40 EDT
Should be ok in the errata kernel 2.4.18/2.4.20

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