Bug 79301 - Installation fails when booting installer-kernel
Installation fails when booting installer-kernel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-12-09 15:14 EST by Brian Marsden
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:16 EDT
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Description Brian Marsden 2002-12-09 15:14:24 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 

Description of problem:
When attempting to install Redhat 8.0, the kernel (from floppy, boot.img) dies 
when attempting to sort out APICs on Pentium Pro 200 (one cpu).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from boot.img image floppy
2. press return when syslinux splash screen appears

Actual Results:  Hangs on following line:

ESR: value before enabling vector: 00000004

Expected Results:  Should boot fine e.t.c...

Additional info:

Providing noapic and/or nosmp as boot options does not help.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-09 15:19:35 EST
can you try "apic" instead ?
Comment 2 Brian Marsden 2002-12-10 14:07:24 EST
Trying 'linux apic' makes no difference - same symptoms.

Any further suggestions?
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2002-12-16 00:15:02 EST
Arjan - some early ppro boxes wont boot with an apic aware kernel.
Comment 4 Miloš Komarčević 2003-01-11 01:05:49 EST
I have the same problem with a Pentium II on 
a Tyan S1686S motherboard.

This problem is present in phoebe as well.
Comment 5 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:16 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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