Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85212
Update to 2.4.18-19 or 2.4.18-24 causes the system to hang after reaching the login prompt and all disk activity stops.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
I start with a clean installation of RHL 8.0 using the 2.4.18-14 kernel. I run
up2date. Originally the update kernel was 2.4.18-19. I waited and tried again
when the update kernel became 2.4.18-25. Both caused the system to hang after
reaching the login prompt. The numlock key stops working. The LED on my network
card stops blinking. I have no choice but to power down.
I did an interactive startup. I would wait for about a minute after starting
each service. None caused the system to hang.
I was going to try changing some BIOS settings, but I'm not sure which ones I
should try changing.
I get the same result on two other computers. My original setup was on an Intel
233 MMX on a i430VX. I also tried it on an Intel P4 1.7 GHz on a i850 and an
Intel P4 2.0 GHz on a i850.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Just booting the computer causes the problem.
I run a softRAID array. The onboard IDE controller is full so I have another
Promise IDE controller installed. On the 233, I have a PCI video card (Diamond
4MB Stealth), a PCI 10/100 network card (RTL8139) and an ISA network card
(3C503). On the P4, I have an AGP video card (ATI Rag
e IIc ??), the Promise IDE controller and a PCI 10/100 network card (3C905B).
Discovered, after doing a full graphical install, but not a full text install,
that kernel-utils was loaded and the Update Intel IA32 Microcode gets activated
at startup. After doing a test installation, the updated kernel is stable.