Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7916
6.1 kernel halts on add-on processor or missing processor
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
Redhat 6.1 installs on a PCI bus system with add-on processor but
will halt on boot. cf. Evergreen Technology (http://www.evertech.com)
Redhat 5.2 works.
Redhat 6.1 halts on a dual processor motherboard with only one
processor installed. Redhat 5.2 works.
Intel Pentium 90 motherboard, Evergreen Technologies AcceleraPCI addon
board, 500MHz Celeron.
Assigned to dledford
Install a single CPU kernel by hand on the dual board. The vendor is reporting a
dual CPU system when there is single CPU which is a bit iffy. The 'noapic' boot
option should also work
Newer kernels are smarter about this brokenness and act defensively. Only just
noticed the old unclosed bug still around