Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76896
(MEDIAGX HARDWARE)Install kernel hangs after hlt test on Cyrix MediaGX
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
CD-based installation hangs in kernel startup phase after hlt test (displays hlt test OK and then doesn't do anything).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a Compaq computer with a Cyrix MediaGX 188MHz processor
2. Boot from the RedHat 8.0 CD 1
3. Kernel initialization hangs just after the hlt test (obviously before the installer can even start)
Actual Results: ...
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
(and here it freezes)
Expected Results: The kernel should have progressed with its initialization.
Closing. This is a documented hardware bug. Work around is too boot with the