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Bug 77604 - kernel 2.4.18-17.7.x decomprimation hangs
Summary: kernel 2.4.18-17.7.x decomprimation hangs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-10 16:06 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:11 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-10 16:06:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
kernel write uncompressing linux.... and then hangs with message
'ran out of input data'
  - System halted

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.installed kernel kernel-2.4.18-17.7.x.i386.rpm by rpm -ivh
2.copy vmlinuz-2.4.18-17.7.x to dos partition or to fd0
3.boot from diskete in fd0 or loadlin vmlinuz from dos part.

Actual Results:  loading ...........
uncompresing linux ...

  ran out of input data

 - System halted

Expected Results:  normal linux dekompression a then ramdisk dekompression ..

Additional info:

If I use lilo or make bootdisk by mkbootdisk then kernel load is OK
I make bzImage from the kernel source kernel-source-2.4.18-17.7.x.i386.rpm and 
boot bzImage - the error is the same. In RH8.0
is the same problem in new kernel. Previous version of RH kernels
were OK. I download Linus kernel 2.4.19 and make bzImage and no error
appear. I reproduce this bug on P-100, PII-400, PIII-500

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:11 UTC
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

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