Bug 83289 - 8.0.93 installer hangs w/out 'noapic'
Summary: 8.0.93 installer hangs w/out 'noapic'
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-01 16:58 UTC by Ian Pilcher
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-17 10:53:23 UTC

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output of 'lspci -vv' (7.87 KB, text/plain)
2003-02-01 17:00 UTC, Ian Pilcher
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Description Ian Pilcher 2003-02-01 16:58:27 UTC
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Description of problem:
This is a regression from Red Hat 8.0 and the first public "Phoebe" beta.

I see hangs at various early points in the installation process, which I will
try to summarize below.

1)  Warm boot (from Red Hat 8.0) - Installer hangs after "running /sbin/loader"
appears on the console; blue screen never appears.  One of the consols says
something about waiting for USB to become sane.

2)  Cold boot, normal CD-ROM install - Installer hangs approximately 50% through
checking first CD; no error message anywhere.

3)  Cold boot, "linux askmethod" - Installer hangs as soon as method is
selected; "OK" button stays in "depressed" state.

None of these problems appear if 'noapic' is specified on the BOOT kernel
command line, amd the SMP kernel with APIC support appears to work fine once

This is an Abit VP6 with two 1 GHz Pentium III processors and 512 MB or memory.
 I will attach the output of 'lspci -vv'.  Let me know if you want anything else.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See description.

Actual Results:  Installer hangs.

Expected Results:  Installer doesn't hang.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ian Pilcher 2003-02-01 17:00:26 UTC
Created attachment 89765 [details]
output of 'lspci -vv'

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2003-02-17 10:53:23 UTC
we've disabled apic support altogether now for the installer kernel, so this is
now fixed....

Comment 3 Ian Pilcher 2003-02-17 18:40:41 UTC
Works for me, but doesn't that have the potential to make installation
impossible on big servers with lots of PCI busses?

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