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Bug 86496 - system does not boot after finish of kickstart install
Summary: system does not boot after finish of kickstart install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-03-24 14:39 UTC by Gurdeep Singh
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-01-04 22:00:45 UTC
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Description Gurdeep Singh 2003-03-24 14:39:08 UTC
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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 
fresh installs.

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

How reproducible:

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 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-03-24 17:52:41 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Lew Newby 2003-03-24 18:50:30 UTC
The IBM systems that we are installing this are 1.4 GHz P4 systems that do not
have HT support.

Lew Newby

Comment 3 Lew Newby 2003-03-24 19:17:19 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Lew Newby 2003-03-27 21:08:18 UTC
Could we gt the priority and severity on this issue increased?

Comment 5 Uwe Beck 2003-08-06 21:17:28 UTC
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.
Uwe Beck

Comment 6 Matt Wilson 2003-10-09 22:54:49 UTC
please attach kernel messages (dmesg or serial output) from the systems and

Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2004-01-04 22:00:45 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have further information to add
to the bug report.

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