Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79752
(440GX IRQ_ROUTING)l440gx MB fails to boot with newer kernels
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:04 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading kernel using up2date
Fails to boot with newer version of Kernel, on L440GX motherboard
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot using grub
2. choose kernel greater than 2.4.9-34
hangs during boot with last line
ply: 2048 Unix98 ptys configured
next line in normal boot (3.4.9-34smp) is
serial driver version 5.05c .....
I installed 7.2 using a downloaded boot disk and using apic option
This worked fine until i updated the kernel using up2date
it now hangs, unless I select the old kernel
This is obviously a secrity risk, as the reason fro the the kernel updates were
Why was the severity changed from security to high
There are Kernel updates for security reasons, which I cannot apply
This is a security issue.
I am having the same problem too.
I had problems with the L440GX mobo, which was resolved using Mr Ledford's
boot disks from Bug 29555.
I am using RH 7.1 so my current working kernel is 2.4.2-2smp. I have tried
kernel updates 2.4.18-18.7 and 2.4.18-19.7 with no joy. The server hangs on
boot, I have made sure that I am using the smp kernel and have tried to boot
with and without "boot: linux apic"
Thank you for your time
PS Happy New Year
More of the same:
Single CPU installed
Latest BIOS from Intel - 14.3 (build 133)
2.4.18-27.7.xdebug - work fine
2.4.18-27.7.xsmp - don't work
These kernels hang on "oprofile: APIC was already enabled" without the "noapic"
option and goes into the famous aic7xxx error loop with the "noapic" option.
I believe I originally got the working 2.4.18-3smp kernel installed using Doug
Ledford's posted suggestions, as this machine also exhibited the associated
L440GX/RH7.3 install problems.
I'm O.K. for now using one of the working kernels, but would ultimately prefer
not to use a debug kernel or the less secure kernel so I thought I'd add a bit
more info while I add my name to the cc list for this bug.
I also have a question which you may feel free to ignore if this is not the
proper forum (or point me to a more appropriate forum): Until this bug is
fixed, can anyone offer any opinions about the pros and cons of using either
the older 2.4.18-3smp kernel vs. the newer 2.4.18-27.7.xdebug?
We've since issued another kernel update, RHSA-2003:172, which should fix this.
Please let us know.
Whoo-hoo!! Way to go kernel gurus!!
Both single processor and smp versions of kernel-2.4.20-13.7 boot with no
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