Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80260
Installer hangs when loading aic7xxx module
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
Trying to install RH8 (downloaded from mirror site) on SMP platform
2xPIII/500MHz, 1GB RAM, with IDE CDROM and 2x SCSI 18GB HDD.
It always hangs up at the moment indicated in the headline.
On this system RH7.3 has been sucessfully installed (disks are configured for
soft morrors), however update of RH8 always fails.
The hangup occurs alse when transferring content of CDs to HD space
and trying to install from HDD, so this is not the case of bad CD image.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
as described above
Actual Results: see above
Expected Results: update to 8.0 passed
Is this a 440GX based motherboard?
Available to me documentation does not specify what chipset is used.
The baseboard features include:
Up to four Central Processor Units (CPUs) (we have 2x 550MHz P5/III with 1MB
One memory module holding up to 16 PC/100-compliant registered SDRAM
DIMMs supporting up to 8 GB memory (we have 1GB)
Integrated SVGA video controller with 2 MB video memory
One IDE connector, supporting up to two ATA33 compatible devices (we have
one -> TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1402, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive)
Eight PCI slots
− Two hot-plug PCI slots capable of operating at up to 64-bit, 66 MHz
− Four hot-plug PCI slots that operate at 64 -bit, 33 MHz
− Two PCI slots that operate at 32-bit, 33 MHz
Embedded SCSI controllers supporting dual-channel wide ultra and
- Adaptec AIC-7880 SCSI controller that supports internal devices such as CD-
ROM, tape, and DVD drives
- Adaptec AIC-7899 Dual-channel Wide 160/m SCSI controller that supports two
Two external USB ports
I can send you the log from sucessfull boot of RH7.3 (kernel 2.4.18-3),
if it helps you in problem resolution.
The server board is: Intel SRKA4 -> see details at
This is a 440gx based motherboard
Any hints ?
I'd say stick with 7.3/ 440GX boards aren't fully supportable due to Intel
Proprietary information, and in 8.0 they unfortionatly don't work at all.
CANTFIX would be closer. The RH9 errata stuff might help here because we do BIOS
for the aic7xxx card to try and work around the info we can't get
Confirmed, RH9 installer works fine !