Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 98661
Installer hang forever after detecting ICH PCI & IDE devices
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
On my new PC, if Linux 8 boot CD is used, it will proceed until /sbin/loader
and say that no CDROM/DVD drives are found - even though it has just boot from
one! It will ask me to point to a directory holding the ISO files - but no
matter how I copy them into the Linux Ext2 partitions, Linux 8 cannot "see"
I have no choice but to download and install Linux 9.0. It correctly identifies
ICH PCI, my IDE devices and the CDROM (Yamaha) drive which it boot from, then
immediately hangs there after showing
1. ATAPI 16x DVD ROM drive
2. 48x Yamaha CDRW
It can't even proceed into /sbin/loader (at least Linux 8 can). It just hang
there, as if experiencing an infinite loop.
My new mainboard - MSI NEO FISR - comes with HT support & Intel 875P chipset.
It is running the latest BIOS too.
Please help. Many thanks in advance!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux 8 (can proceed until /sbin/loader) or 9 (can't even reach /sbin/loader)
Highly == Everytime. The same thing "hang" is observed over and over again - 23
tries so far.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a MSI NEO FISR or any other mainboard with Intel 875P chipset
2. Insert Linux 9 boot CD
3. Let it detect the devices, it should hang after identifying the ICH PCI &
The PC will hang there forever - hours - as if it is in a coma/trance.
The PC should have proceeded into /sbin/loader ... then load up Anaconda to let
me configure/confirm the installation settings.
I have existing data in my Linux partition, now I cannot retrieve/see it unless
I move my HD into a lower-end machine.
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