Bug 76946 - (USB)Compaq Proliant 1600 bad install (works with nousb)
(USB)Compaq Proliant 1600 bad install (works with nousb)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Pete Zaitcev
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-29 17:36 EST by Craig Lucero
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-05 15:22:52 EST
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Description Craig Lucero 2002-10-29 17:36:44 EST
Description of Problem:

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

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot off of CD

Actual Results:
Hangs at monitor probe

Expected Results:

Additional Information:
Hangs hard at monitor probe regardless of installation switches; CD works fine 
on other brands and models
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-30 15:47:30 EST
Did you try the 'skipddc' probe option?
Comment 2 Craig Lucero 2002-10-30 17:50:48 EST
Yes.  I tried every switch that is shown on boot, skippddc and noprobe, etc.

Tried different video card, monitor, and 7.x boot disk.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-31 15:17:28 EST
Could you tell me the options you have tried?
Comment 4 Craig Lucero 2002-10-31 17:15:49 EST
BTW, the server worked fine with Netware, worked fine with RH 7.2, works fine 
with Windows 2000.

The switches I have chosen include noprobe, lowres, skipddc etc.

I have called support and they told me to post here for developer support.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-01 11:25:30 EST
Have you tried 'nousb', for example?

Comment 6 Craig Lucero 2002-11-01 11:48:30 EST
I tried 'nousb' and that seemed to work.  Interesting because 2000 showed a USB 
port with it's typical question mark.  Why is USB a problem, I don't see any 
USB ports on it?
Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-06 11:56:22 EST
The kernel tries to detect USB and sometimes this can cause problems
occasionally for some hardware. The 'nousb' directive disables this behavior.

Reassigning to kernel component.
Comment 8 Greg Senia 2003-01-18 13:21:40 EST
Same problem on a Compaq Proliant 1850R Server with Redhat 7.3 or Redhat 8.0
linux nousb solves the problem
Comment 9 Pete Zaitcev 2003-06-04 00:23:02 EDT
How does the RHL 9 work, and also, if you have to install it with "nousb",
I'd like you to proceed through, then use the errata kernel 2.4.20-18.9 and
try it without "nousb" in grub.conf.

I do not think there was something radical to fix it, but we need to resync.

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