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Bug 81587 - spurious 8259A interrupt system hangs
Summary: spurious 8259A interrupt system hangs
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 72387
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-10 20:21 UTC by dsingh
Modified: 2006-02-21 18:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:05 UTC

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Description dsingh 2003-01-10 20:21:11 UTC
Description of problem:When I try to load Linux on a new Compaq Presario 905US 
laptop I get, very early in the installation phase of loading Redhat's Linux 
8.0,  a "Spurious 8259a interrupt: IRQ 7" message, and the system hangs. I've 
tried to boot using Linux pci=off, which eliminates the message and the 
installation appears to work, but after the system tries to boot I get a 
kernel panic.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kernel 2-4-18-14

How reproducible: Everytime

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try intall of Redhat 8.0 on Compaq Presario 905Us or 906US laptop (see 
additonal info)
Actual results: Install hanges. (If pci=off is not set) If set no support for 
pci devices e.g. ethernet, sound devices

Expected results: Expect to install RH 8.0 without problems

Additional info:I've been trying and trying and trying to get RH8 installed on 
my new 
> Compaq Presario 906US laptop with the following:
> 256MB RAM
> ATI Radeon Mobility 320M Graphics (which isn't supported by XFree86 yet)
> Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet
> SoundMAX (I'm not exactly sure of the specs)
> Toshiba CD-RW/DVD
> I *finally* can install and boot RH8 by doing the following:
> 1. Before I begin the install, I have to enter "linux pci=off"
>      Otherwise, I get the "spurious 8259A" error.
> 2. After the install, I reboot. When I get the GRUB screen to select 
> which OS to boot (I'm dual booting WinXP-- I press "a" which let's me edit 
the kernel 
> arguements.
> 3. At the end of the kernel arguements I enter "noisapnp nousb pci=off"
> 4. Press Enter. Everything boots correctly and I login to RH8.
> Sounds fine except I can't use my Ethernet card, sound, etc. because I 
> had to disable pci.
> My question: How can I activate my pci cards after booting? If I don't 
> use "noisapnp nousb pci=off" I get a Kernel Panic.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-01-30 19:42:58 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72387 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:05 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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