Bug 80565 - RH 8.0 hangs when booting from CD on K7VMM motherboard
RH 8.0 hangs when booting from CD on K7VMM motherboard
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
8.0
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-12-27 18:07 EST by Steve Sapovits
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-05 09:34:57 EDT
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Description Steve Sapovits 2002-12-27 18:07:47 EST
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Gecko/20020823 Netscape/7.0

Description of problem:
When upgrading from RH 7.3 to RH 8.0, the installer hangs when booting from the
CDROM.  The last message is:

ESR value before enabling: 00000002

7.3 installed without incident (except that the Rhine VIA NIC on the
K7VMM does not work -- reported elsewhere).

There are various posts in newsgroups and mailing lists regarding this
AMD motherboard hang with the newer (2.4.18/2.4.19) kernels.  Some suggest that
the problem is related to APIC support in the BIOS.  My AMBIOS has no APIC
settings.  I tried booting with "noapic", "apic",
explicit RAM settings, "noprobe", etc. -- all with the same results.
I also tried all these in "text" mode install.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RH 8.0 boot CD
2.Reboot computer
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Actual Results:  Boot hangs with last message:

ESR value before enabling: 00000002

Expected Results:  Should have booted into installation program

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Comment 1 Steve Sapovits 2002-12-29 10:34:10 EST
I also tried the 'phoebe' beta and got the same results.
Comment 2 John Hall 2003-02-14 14:33:59 EST
This is a duplicate of bug 76542.  A workaround to build a new install CD 1 has
been posted there.  Also, ECS posted a BIOS update for the K7VMM+ Rev.3.1
motherboard at http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/k7vmm_plus.html which "Fixed
install Linux OS fail."  If you have this motherboard revision, give it a try. 
(Has anyone tried installing this BIOS patch on a K7VMM Rev.1.2 board?)
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2003-06-05 09:34:57 EDT
Local apic is no longer used as it breaks a ton of stuff 

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