Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86496
system does not boot after finish of kickstart install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
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Description of problem:
We are installing AS2.1 on IBM intellistation M Pro using kickstart. System is
having single CPU. Installation completes successfully. On reboot system tries
to boot SMP kernel by default, which hangs the system. We need to manually
select kernel version from boot menu, boot the system & make changes to
grub.conf/lilo.conf. Why system is trying to boot SMP kernel by default?
Help is much appreciated as its taking lot cycles to make manual changes after
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.kickstart IBM M pro system with single CPU
2.Installation completes & on reboot tries to load SMP kernel.
Actual Results: system hangs.
Expected Results: system should not boot SMP kernel by default for single CPU
What processor and chipset is in this box? Apparently it has the 'HT' flag set,
meaning it has hyperthreading support. You probably need to disable the
hyperthreading support in your BIOS if the kernel hangs.
The IBM systems that we are installing this are 1.4 GHz P4 systems that do not
have HT support.
Ok correction. THe exact details are an IBM Intellistation M Pro Model 6849 with
a single Pentium 4 1.5 GHz processor and an Intel 850 chipset.
Could we gt the priority and severity on this issue increased?
The same problem with a ASUS Hyper-Threading Mainboard and Intel P4 2,4GHz. The
P4 2,4 GHz prozessor does not support Hyper-Threading!
This problem was fixed in Quaterly Update Q2.
please attach kernel messages (dmesg or serial output) from the systems and
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have further information to add
to the bug report.