Bug 78436 - after installation, can't boot with USB CDROM (empty) plugged in
after installation, can't boot with USB CDROM (empty) plugged in
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 73586
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-11-22 15:41 EST by Pam Huntley
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:50:12 EST
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Description Pam Huntley 2002-11-22 15:41:26 EST
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Description of problem:
I can't boot the system after installation if the USB CDROM drive is still
plugged in, but no disk is in the drive, or the drive is not shut.  It works
okay with an empty USB floppy drive attached, or if there is a disk in the USB
CDROM drive.

I only saw this on the ThinkPad X24, not on the ThinkPad T30 that I had
available to test on.  

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install from USB CDROM
2.  take out CDROM and reboot (leaving CDROM drive plugged in)
3.  get error that selected item cannot fit into memory.


Actual Results:  this error appeared on screen after the grub splash screen:
Booting 'Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)'

root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/
 [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x1154a]

Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory

Expected Results:  booting normally.

Additional info:

Again, I only saw this on the X24, not the T30.  But I didn't isntall from USB
CDROM on the T30, as it has an internal one.

So it could be something to do with the memory size on the machines, or it could
be differing levels of USB support, although I don't think that is the case, I
can check.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-11-26 17:44:51 EST
It's mostly a BIOS bug in that there's a lot less low memory available for the
boot loader to use.  CVS grub works around this by making large changes to the
way kernel images are loaded.  This should hopefully be going into rawhide soon.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-29 01:36:22 EST
0.93 is released and 0.93-1 should be making its way to rawhide soon

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73586 ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:50:12 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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