Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76542
Installer kernel hangs on boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I boot the install cd the kernel hangs at this message:
enabled ExtINT on CPU #0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000002
I have to reset the system; (ctrl-alt-delete) does not work
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot install cd
2. kernel hangs
Actual Results: The kernel hangs at the above error message
Expected Results: The kernel to finish loading
My system is an AMD Athlon XP 1600+ (1.4 Ghz) running on a PC CHIPS
(www.pcwave.com) M825 board (via KM266 Northbridge & VT8233 Southbridge)
Matrox G400 Max, Adaptec 2940U2W SCSI card
Redhat 7.3 installs/boots properly
Whoops, I forgot to mention that I tried the 'linux noapic' , with no change in
Exact same problem on a PCChips M825LMR MBoard w/ Duron 13.Ghz, have tried
following kernel parameters: noapic apm=off pci=noacpi mem=nopentium as well as
all those mentioned on the install screen, none had any effect changing bios
did nothing also. NB. RH7.3 works fine
I guess we got ripped buying PCChips
The problem is with "Local APIC support on uniprocessors" option under
"Processor type and features". It is enabled on the 2.4.18-14BOOT kernel. The
regular 2.4.18-14 kernel RPMS will install and boot on a 7.3 system. I've been
attempting to build a new bootdisk (or cdrom), and I am having limited success.
So basically, we need a new boot.img with the Local APIC options turned off. =)
My disk might actually work for you (I can get into the installer, but hit an
anaconda bug... it's not loading the ext3,lvm-mod, etc modules so I can't
partition) if you don't have an adaptec SCSI card that uses the aic7xxx
driver.... I think I have found info for another bug (either existing or new),
and I'm not ready to post for it yet...
FMI: I'm using the kernel-2.4.18-14BOOT.rpm and using the website:
http://www.reptechnic.com.au/kickstart.html to pull apart and build a new disk.
Oh, and the kernel-***BOOT.config file in ./config under the 2.4.18-14 kernel
source directory.... and "make oldconfig" i copy the boot config file .config
and run "make oldconfig"
I am having the same problem on an ECS K7VMM (KM266 NB and VT8233 SB) with an
Athlon XP 1800+. I have tried installing with 'linux noapic' but it still hangs
after displaying the message "ESR value before enabling vector: 00000002".
RH7.3 installs fine, though.
Great news!! I am now running RedHat 8.0! I have built a script to build a new
redhat 8.0 cd 1 (it automates the recompiling of the kernel, rebuilding the
image files, and making a new .iso). I am currently cleaning it up and fixing a
few things, but otherwise it works great!!!! I hope to have that posted within
a few days. So a workaround now exists.
Created attachment 83064 [details]
redhat 8.0 cd 1 rebuild script
To clarify what RPMS are necessary (using rh 7.3 as a base) from the 8.0 cd:
kernel-source-2.4.18-14.i386.rpm (cd 1)
glibc-devel-2.2.93-5.i386.rpm (cd 2)
glibc-2.2.93-5.i686.rpm (cd 2)
glibc-common-2.2.93-5.i386.rpm (cd 2)
just run "rpm -Uvh ...." where .... is all the above kernel/glibc files (you may
want to copy them all to /tmp so you can install them at once and solve the
If you have any problems, let me know.
I can confirm that the script from burrouhb does build a working install CD that
successfully installs Red Hat Linux 8.0 on my ECS K7VMM system. I am now
running Red Hat Linux 8.0.
I should have written to this bug report sooner but regardless the bug is
solved on my machine as well, thanks to email@example.com's script.
Thanks to him I think this bug is now closed.
For RH9 we switched off the local apic support due to these sort of problems