Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86526
unable to install if smp and boot flag is noapic
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:18 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from floppy made with boot.img
2. enter linux noapic to boot: prompt ( if this flag is not set loading vmlinux
kernel panics )
3. answer the run-of-the-mill install questions
4. python script stops with unhandled exception
see anadump.txt ( attached )
Script to handle exctption, give sane error msg, give suggestions on how to
correct, prompt user with suggestions.
DELL OptiPlex DGX 5166 ( have 2 of these computers, first one installed just
fine, no 2nd proc present )
Created attachment 90707 [details]
dump from anaconda
I'm guessing this is a SMP capable Pentium motherboard?
There is no kernel-smp for that arch in 8.0, so you'll want to remove the
kernel-smp package from the system before you upgrade. Make sure you bootloader
setup does not refer to this kernel.
It is an SMP capable motherboard (
http://premiersupport.dell.com/docs/dta/DGX5ME1/00000003.htm ) redhat 7.0
automatically switched into SMP
when I added the 2nd proc. I had to take the 2nd proc out to get the 8.0
install to not crash. 8.0 is now installed with the Server template. i'll
check the hcl to see which architectures are supported, but it seems like i586
shoud be on there.
SMP i586 is not supported in 8.0 and later releases.