Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81108
Installer hangs on loading the ochi1394 module.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
Trying to install Redhat 8.0 on a Prostar 8894 laptop. Booting from the CD and
hitting the enter key for default install. It starts loading the kernal and many
other items. When it changes to the color display it say loading ohci1394
module. It hangs there and nothng happens. Even waiting 20 minutes nothing. Can
not even crtl alt del to reboot.
Have installed Redhat 7.3 with no problems. 7.3 seems to see the Firewire port.
I have no way of testing since I have no firewire devices.
If this is what it is hanging on what can I do to not let it try to install the
Have tried <linux text> and <linux noprobe> and get the same results.
Media is good since I have installed with these cd to 4 other machines.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start installing from CD
Actual Results: System hangs
Expected Results: Installation continued
Try booting with 'nofirewire' on the command line.
Tried linux nofirewire and it skipped that module. Now it hangs on the PcCard
module. My guess is to see if I can skip both modules at this time. If not I
will have to upgrade from Redhat 7.3 on the notebook now.
Thanks for all your help Michael.
More info on Notebook.
2.8 ghz Intell processor
1 gig memory DDR
System Chip Intel R682845E / Intel FW82801CAM (ICH3M)
LCD Screen 15.7" TFT SXGA: LG / LP157E1-A2TS
Video Memory Samsung K4D263238M-QC50 x 4 (64MB)
Video Control Chip ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 (M9-P) working using Xig Xserver
Video-In Control Chip Conexant working
Audio Control Chip ALC201 AC'97 Audio CODEC working
I/O Control Chip National Semiconductor PC87393VJG working
Integrated LAN Chip Realtek RTL8100BL working
IEEE1394 Control Chip TI TSB 22AEJKT/43AB21
Infrared Chip National Semiconductor working
PCMCIA Contorl Chip TI PCI1520GHK
Touch Pad Synaptics
Hard Disk Drive Varied
Floppy Drive YE-DATA/YD-702J-6637J
Toshiba SD-R2212 (8X DVD/16x10x24 CD-RW) Combo
Miscellanies Integrated VIA VT6202 USB 2.0 Controller
Has a removable MP3 Player it connects to internal USB it sees and reads and
writes to the sandisk in the player.
You should be able to boot with 'linux nopcmcia nofirewire'. Does that work?
Well I did the ' linux nopcmcia nofirewire ' and it comes to a blank blue screen
and locks up there. So I tried ' linux nopcmcia nofirewire noprobe ' an anaconda
installer started up fine. So I tried ' linux nofirewire noprobe ' an anaconda
installer started up fine, but will hang with either ' linux ' or ' linux
noprobe ' . Not for sure what it hangs on but I installed Redhat 8.0 on the
notebook and on reboot in hung when loading the ohci1394 module. I will find
where it loads this module and disable it. I believe that should take care of
it. I will not be able to find to work on it for a few days since i will out of
town. When back I work with some more. To speed up the work here can you tell me
where the ohci1394 mod is loaded or is it in the compiled kernal.
Thanks for your help.
Jeremy how would the 'noprobe' option influence this behavior? I thought
'nofirewire' would be sufficient.
If noprobe fixes it while nofirewire doesn't, then it's not the firewire module
causing problems and is something else.
Wait to see the next release of Redhat. Just went back to Redhat 7.3 added
updates and very happy with that.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72587 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.