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Bug 79301 - Installation fails when booting installer-kernel
Summary: Installation fails when booting installer-kernel
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-09 20:14 UTC by Brian Marsden
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:16 UTC

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Description Brian Marsden 2002-12-09 20:14:24 UTC
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Description of problem:
When attempting to install Redhat 8.0, the kernel (from floppy, boot.img) dies 
when attempting to sort out APICs on Pentium Pro 200 (one cpu).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from boot.img image floppy
2. press return when syslinux splash screen appears

Actual Results:  Hangs on following line:

ESR: value before enabling vector: 00000004

Expected Results:  Should boot fine e.t.c...

Additional info:

Providing noapic and/or nosmp as boot options does not help.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-09 20:19:35 UTC
can you try "apic" instead ?

Comment 2 Brian Marsden 2002-12-10 19:07:24 UTC
Trying 'linux apic' makes no difference - same symptoms.

Any further suggestions?

Comment 3 Alan Cox 2002-12-16 05:15:02 UTC
Arjan - some early ppro boxes wont boot with an apic aware kernel.

Comment 4 Miloš Komarčević 2003-01-11 06:05:49 UTC
I have the same problem with a Pentium II on 
a Tyan S1686S motherboard.

This problem is present in phoebe as well.

Comment 5 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:16 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

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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