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Bug 76946 - (USB)Compaq Proliant 1600 bad install (works with nousb)
Summary: (USB)Compaq Proliant 1600 bad install (works with nousb)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pete Zaitcev
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-29 22:36 UTC by Craig Lucero
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-01-05 20:22:52 UTC

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Description Craig Lucero 2002-10-29 22:36:44 UTC
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 20:47:30 UTC
Did you try the 'skipddc' probe option?

Comment 2 Craig Lucero 2002-10-30 22:50:48 UTC
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 20:17:28 UTC
Could you tell me the options you have tried?

Comment 4 Craig Lucero 2002-10-31 22:15:49 UTC
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 16:25:30 UTC
Have you tried 'nousb', for example?

Comment 6 Craig Lucero 2002-11-01 16:48:30 UTC
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 16:56:22 UTC
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 18:21:40 UTC
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 04:23:02 UTC
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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