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Old 03-24-2006, 11:15 PM   #1
dsieme01
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RHEL 4, surepos 563 lockup, initializing hardware storage network audio


I have a IBM SurePos 563 model that I'm having troubles getting it to run RHEL 4

The unit lets me do the install but on the next boot it locks up during the boot. The messages are Starting UDEV OK
Initializing hardware... storage network audio

I have tried passing a number of kernel options like acpi=off apm=off

I am using updates 3 of RHEL.

The unit has a lot of com ports, I believe it's 7 and lots of shared irq's.

Anyone run into this before and have an idea?
 
Old 03-26-2006, 12:20 AM   #2
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I had to diable the USB 2.0 support in the Bios, and have acpi=off in order to get to boot.

touchscreen is a elo type and is on ttyS6 in case someone else gets the next set of issues.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 11:25 PM   #3
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I had a similar problem: after installing CentOS 4.4, the system would hang at "Initializing hardware... storage network". After fooling around with it for a while, I used the install CD as a rescue CD (type "linux rescue" at the boot prompt) and edited the following lines in /etc/rc.sysinit:


# Sound
for module in `/sbin/modprobe -c | awk '/^alias[[:space:]]+snd-card-[[:digit:]]+[[:space:]]/ { print $3 }'` $audio; do
load_module $module
done

I just put a '#' at the beginning of each line. This comments out the lines, and effectively disables the audio drivers, which is where the problem is.

This allowed the system to boot up OK, except that there was no audio. I'm looking into a safe way to re-enable audio right now...

Feel free to email me at jsp at rheoweb dot com (temp email) if you have any questions.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 12:37 AM   #4
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Hello Jsp,

Great job, It nearly saved me from big trouble.
I really appreciate your solution. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!

AJAZ
 
Old 04-01-2008, 01:18 AM   #5
vikasssinghal
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Thumbs up thanks it works

Hello dear,
It works,
How you find out this solution?

Great,
thanks again
Vikas

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Originally Posted by jsp3 View Post
I had a similar problem: after installing CentOS 4.4, the system would hang at "Initializing hardware... storage network". After fooling around with it for a while, I used the install CD as a rescue CD (type "linux rescue" at the boot prompt) and edited the following lines in /etc/rc.sysinit:


# Sound
for module in `/sbin/modprobe -c | awk '/^alias[[:space:]]+snd-card-[[:digit:]]+[[:space:]]/ { print $3 }'` $audio; do
load_module $module
done

I just put a '#' at the beginning of each line. This comments out the lines, and effectively disables the audio drivers, which is where the problem is.

This allowed the system to boot up OK, except that there was no audio. I'm looking into a safe way to re-enable audio right now...

Feel free to email me at jsp at rheoweb dot com (temp email) if you have any questions.
 
  


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