Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91870
(IEEE1394 OHCI1394)Red Hat Linux 9 installed fine, but on reboot, crashed at "Initializing firewire controller (ohci1394).
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
I successfully installed RH Linux Pro 9 on a Pentium III (Mobile) laptop with
256 MEG RAM and 16 GIG hard drive. 8 MEG video ram. Plenty of room on drive.
Everything worked fine during install. Then rebooted, and machine hangs
at "Initializing firewire controller (ohci1384)". Now, during installation, it
had no problem identifying the TI firewire controller. If I reinstall the
software, reinstallation finishes, but the same thing happens. This also
happened with RH Linux Pro 8 (all versions).
I did not have this problem on my Xi Computer workstation (Athalon, 3 GIG
RAM, 80 GIG HD).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Red Hat Linux 9 Pro graphical interface.
2. After installation, when it says to reboot, do so. (Makes no difference if
you shut down completely or if you leave power on and do a "soft" reboot.
3. During reboot, everything proceeds normally, then it hangs as described
above. Laptop freezes.
Actual Results: Linux doesn't boot up.
Expected Results: Red Hat Linux should pop up. Note that it the beginning,
the splash screen appears and asks if I want to boot up Red Hat 9, which it
already lists as installed.
I believe if you boot with 'nofirewire' on the command line the initscripts will
avoid loading the firewire module.
Thanks Michael. It worked. I was able to get it to install and reboot. When it
rebooted, it correctly found the USB and TI Firewire ports and installed the
drivers. Obviously, this same installation bug was in versions 7 and 8 as
well, although probably never showed except for older equipment. Mandrake
Linux 9.1 wouldn't work and SuSE 8.2 Pro also crashed.
So, I'll be sticking with Red Hat. Lawrence E. Adler
I had the same thing, but I had this on installation time.
I added 'nousbstorage' and that did the trick too..
I'll try this 'nofirewire' tonight.
Reducing priority as workaround is ok
I had the same problem, fisrt when i tried to install Red Hat 9, the
installation freezed at "Loading ohci1384 driver", then i tried with
linux nofirewire and it worked. But when during reboot, everything
proceeds normally, then it hangs at "Initializing firewire controller
(ohci1384)", i don't know what to do, if somebody has an idea please
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/