Bug 80260 - Installer hangs when loading aic7xxx module
Installer hangs when loading aic7xxx module
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-12-23 09:21 EST by Edward Pilipczuk
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-05 09:23:18 EDT
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Description Edward Pilipczuk 2002-12-23 09:21:12 EST
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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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
as described above

Actual Results:  see above

Expected Results:  update to 8.0 passed

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-27 12:26:30 EST
Is this a 440GX based motherboard?
Comment 2 Edward Pilipczuk 2002-12-30 04:39:46 EST
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 
L2 cache)
• 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 
• 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
narrow/wide SCSI 
  - 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 
hot-swap backplanes.
• 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.
Comment 3 Edward Pilipczuk 2002-12-30 08:45:23 EST
The server board is: Intel SRKA4 -> see details at 
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-30 13:22:06 EST
This is a 440gx based motherboard
Comment 5 Edward Pilipczuk 2003-01-10 04:53:29 EST
Any hints ?
Comment 6 Arjan van de Ven 2003-01-10 05:01:53 EST
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.
Comment 7 Alan Cox 2003-06-05 09:23:18 EDT
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
Comment 8 Edward Pilipczuk 2003-06-05 09:33:27 EDT
Confirmed, RH9 installer works fine !

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