Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77456
Installer hangs after loading the LVM module
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am trying to get RedHat 8.0 installed on a SuperMicro 6010H 1U server.
Everytime after loading the LVM module the machine hangs completely.
The output to the terminal is:
.... snip ....
<6>md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4
<6>Journalled Block Device driver loaded
<6>LVM version 1.0.3(19/02/2002) module loaded
The above is only valid for RedHat Version 8.0. I have successfully installed
RedHat Linux Versions 6.2, 7.2 and 7.3 on the exact same machine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from the CDROM or a boot disk.
2. Try to install RedHat 8.0 using any method.
Actual Results: The system just hangs as described.
Expected Results: I expect to be able to install RedHat 8.0 on the server with
the same amount of ease, that I experienced when installing RedHat 6.2, 7.2 or
I have the latest BIOS releases loaded for the motherboard. The system runs on
an Adaptec 7899 SCSI chip. The hardware is not at fault, since all the other
version of RedHat, and other distributions, install without a glitch.
I have tried this update provided by firstname.lastname@example.org, but no luck, still
exactly the same result.
*** From Bug ID # 74719 ***
Can you try with the update disk available at
http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/80update.img and see if it fixes the problem?
Have you tested your media?
I have burned 2 CD's and tested both CD's on the machine giving me hassles as
well as another machine. On both machines, the tests were successful.
Does it work if you boot with 'linux noapic'? Also, what's the last thing on
tty1 and tty3?
Thank yor for getting back to me on this issue now. Unfortunately the server
that was giving me this problem is now in production for almsot 3 months, and
it is functioning 100% runing RedHat 8.0.
I never tried the 'linux noapic' boot command, or at least not that I can
I solved the problem as follows:
1. I install the SCSI harddisk in another machine.
2. I did a base install of RedHat 8.0
3. I downloaded and compiled kernel 2.4.19
4. I removed the SCSI disk from the install machine and added it to the server.
5. I rebooted the server, and started to configure it.
After the above procedure I have not had one problem with the server. Please
note that kernel 2.4.19, that was compiled by myself does have APIC support
enabled, but no LVM support.
I will gladly provide you with a copy of my .config file for 2.4.19, if that
will help you resolve the problem.
Thank again, and have a prosperous new year.
Hmmm, without any further information, I'm going to have to guess it's something
hardware specific. If you run into the problem again, feel free to reopen and
add any additional information you can.