|Summary:||unable to install if smp and boot flag is noapic|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Robert Allen <bobby10101>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-04-02 20:17:00 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Robert Allen 2003-03-25 02:17:14 UTC
Description of problem: Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 8.0 How reproducible: 100% 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 Actual results: see anadump.txt ( attached ) Expected results: Script to handle exctption, give sane error msg, give suggestions on how to correct, prompt user with suggestions. Additional info: DELL OptiPlex DGX 5166 ( have 2 of these computers, first one installed just fine, no 2nd proc present )
Comment 1 Robert Allen 2003-03-25 02:19:09 UTC
Created attachment 90707 [details] dump from anaconda
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-03-25 22:32:29 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Robert Allen 2003-03-26 01:01:06 UTC
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.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-02 20:17:00 UTC
SMP i586 is not supported in 8.0 and later releases.