Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72761
7.3 will not boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
After installing RedHat Linux 7.3 on my system it will not boot. I have tried
reinstalling and using Lilo and Grub as the bootloader on the MBR, and neither
worked. The system will not boot off of the floppy created during the install
process either. I previously had RedHat 7.1 on my system so I know that the
hardware on my system is supported. I installed RedHat 7.2 on my system and
there was no problem, so it appears as though this problem is a 7.3 issue. I
can access the linux partitions if I boot off of the install cd as "linux
rescue" but cannot find any other way to do so.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat Linux 7.3 (on a second partition)
2. Attempt to boot (via bootloader on MBR or floppy)
Actual Results: The kernel loads partially, then loading stops midway through
(before the init process begins). There is no kernel panic. Ctrl+Alt+Del will
not reboot the system; a hard reboot is necessary. This occurs with a floppy
boot as well.
Expected Results: The system should have loaded normally.
Previous versions of RedHat Linux have worked on my system without running into
any of these problems, and I even reinstalled 7.2 to confirm that it still
works and it does. I have a typical Dell PC, the only weird hardware would be
a Promise UltraATA 100 Controller Card, which was completely suppported under
previous RedHat Linux versions that I have installed.
I have the same problem on kernels 2.4.18-5,6 and 10
2.4.18-4 will boot and runs OK
Looks like a north bridge problem ECS K7VMM MB used VIA VMM Chip with on board
Have Swaped CPU Duron <> 1600 XP, Ram SDR<>DDR, and installed PCI video card
Same results in every configuration, Last message on screen is Checking POSIX,
looks like it went south in the mtrr section.