Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90039
installer hangs when loading aic7xxx module Version 9
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
Can't get past the loading aic 7xxx driver screen when trying to install
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to run anacaonda from an install disk
Actual Results: Attempts to load drivers and hangs
Mike can you test this case?
Could the reporter be more specific? I've got plenty of machines that use the
aic7xxx driver and none of them exhibit the problem you've described.
Helpful information might include:
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- if installing from cd (or hdiso or nfsiso), did you run mediacheck?
if so, what where the results?
- detailed hardware information
- cpu class (pentium, PII, PIII, P4, athlon, etc.)
- amount of system memory
- lspci output
- manufacturer/model# of pertinent devices
- the precise method of installation:
- Did you boot the installer from CD? Floppy? PXE? ...
- Did you pass any kernel options to the installer?
- Did you install in graphical mode or text mode?
- What language did you choose for the install?
- What installation method did you use? CD? http? nfs? ....
- Was there any interesting output on console 3?
I am installing from an image copy of version 9 downloaded from the redhat
website last week. I downloaded all 3 images, burned them onto cd and did the
same with the image copy of the diskette used to initate the install process.
I am trying to load it on an INTEL XEON machine. It is using an intel
motherboard with 1gb memory and a non-raid configuration of SCSI Seagate drives
using a AIC-7896 controller.
I put the diskette in the drive and boot the machine. I press enter to install
in graphical mode. I get to CD found and have tested the CD media and it checks
out ok. I press enter to install and it displays loading AIC-7XXX driver and
just sits there. There is no I/O activity on the CD drive or the hard drives.
After 30 minutes I have to turn off the machine.
While trouble shooting the system I loaded windows2000 server on this machine
with no problems.
I had the same problem on Dell 6350: quad Pentium 600, 1.5 GB memory, 3x9 GB
SCSI HDs on Adaptec SCSI controller, no RAID configuration. Installer hangs on
loading AIC7xxx driver, with no CD activity. After a couple of minutes,
installation continues, but there is no SCSI driver loaded, so I have to abort.
We were able to install RedHat AS 2.1 on the same machine.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/