Bug 74234 - Panic during boot
Summary: Panic during boot
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i586 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-09-18 13:56 UTC by Kevin Walton
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:39:55 UTC
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Description Kevin Walton 2002-09-18 13:56:12 UTC
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Description of problem:
See service request 213705:

Installing 7.3 onto a Dell Latitude LS laptop.	Instalation goes seemlessly, 
installed 3 times:

First - Workstation Install, heavily customed
Second - Workstation Install, totally default
Thurs - Laptop install, EXT2 FS for all partitions, block check for all 
partitions everything else totally default - block checks went fine.

Every time - Reboots, loads the kernel, then fails to start init.  Errors from 
the third boot:


Partition Check:
 hda:hda: status time out: status=0xd0 { busy }
hda: DMA disabled
hda: drive not ready for command
ide0: reset timed-out
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:00 (hda), sector 2
net4: ...
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:02 (hda), sector 2
EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=03:02, iso_blknum=16, block=32
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02


Slightly different errors from the first 2 installs:

end_request: I/O error, dev 03:07 (hda), sector 2

EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock

error 22


Searching around suggested Power Managment issues - which I have all turned off 
in the BIOS, and Journel issues - I booted up rescue mode, tried to create a 
journel on each partition but they already existed.

As suggested by support I tried: 

linux text apm=off ide=nodma ide=noautotune at install time, and adding apm=off 
ide=nodma ide=noautotune at boot time to no effect on Redhat - these options 
did make Mandrake work though!

More info from a 4th EXT3 install with the options above:

A dump of as much of the relevant info as I could get coppied down:

PIIX4: not 100$ native mode: will probe irqs later

blk: queue ..., I/O limit ... (mask ...)
hda: set_drive_speed_status: status=0xd0 { busy }
hda status timeout
hda: drive not ready for command
hda: DMA disabled
hda: drive not ready for command
ide0: reset timed out

Mounting Root filesystem
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:06 (hda), sector 2
EXT3-fs unable to read superblock
mount error 22 mounting ext3
pivotroot: ... failed: 2
Kernel panic: no init found ..

Hardware is a Dell Latitude LS H400ST with external IDE CD drive, PIII 400Mhz, 

128Mb ram, 6Gb single internal HD.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install redhat

Actual Results:  Can't load init, leading to a Panic

Expected Results:  Login prompt

Additional info:

Windows 2000 installed, booted and works fine on the machine

Mandrake Installed, then when booting hung when trying to do the partition 
checks, but worked using the flags suggested for redhat from the support guys.

It's stopping me using a purchased copy of Redhat.....

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-09-18 13:58:05 UTC
have you tried passing 'ide=nodma' as kernel parameter?

Comment 2 Kevin Walton 2002-09-18 14:51:31 UTC
As above I have tried:

linux text apm=off ide=nodma ide=noautotune

at install boot time, and added to the 'Boot Loader Config' Install screen:

apm=off ide=nodma ide=noautotune

As options to pass to the kernel, without ticking the 'force LBA32' box.  These 
options can then be seen in the FRUB edit box on the kernel line.

hda: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { busy }
partition check:
 hda:hda: status time out ...
hda: drive not ready for command
ide0: rest timeout
Mounting Root Filesystem
end_request: I/O error, dev 03:06 (hda), sector 2
EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock

With just ide=nodma the errors are the same as above.


Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:55 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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