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Old 11-21-2003, 03:50 AM   #1
lark
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Question RH 8.0 on Dell Latitude D600 freezed on boot


Hi,

i install Linux Red Hat 8.0 on a laptop( Dell Latitude D600). After the
installation, i boot the system for the first time, linux generate an error.
I think its a irq error.

This is the message:

PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controler on PCI BUS 00 device f9, vid=8086, did=24ca
PCI: enabling device 00:1f.1 (0005 -> 0007)
PCI: found IRQ 11 for device 00:1f.1
PCI: sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1d.2
PCI_IDE: chipset revision 1
PCI_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xbfa0-0xbfa7, BIOS settings:hda: DMA, hdb: pio
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xbfa0-0xbfa7, BIOS settings:hda: DMA, hdb: pio

after this message, the pc freezed.

Anyone know a solution?

mailto andrea.to85@libero.it
 
Old 03-25-2004, 03:39 AM   #2
grovna
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Does anybody have any suggestions on this problem ?

I have exactly the same issue (ie. boot hanging after the "ide1: BM-DMA at ... hdd:pio" message) trying to install RH8 on a D600 (so I thought it better to add to this thread rather than start a new one with the same question).

I have tried assorted boot options (eg. ide1=noautotune noprobe npapic ide=nodma apm=off ...) and no conbination seems to work.

Any suggestions would be appreciated - Thanks
 
Old 03-27-2004, 12:52 AM   #3
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I have not been able to get over this problem under RH8, but in case anybody is interested, the problem does not occur under RHEL 3 (as in RH Professional Workstation). A vanilla install worked fine on the same hardware.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 05:00 AM   #4
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Hi all,

I have exactly the same problem. I have installed Red hat 8.0 several times and each time when it tries to boot it stops at exactly the same place. See above. Stragely enought (or perhaps not) it seems to boot OK from the first CD with linux rescue.

It looks as if the kernel is not recognising the hard-drive ??

Anybody have any ideas ??

thanks

Ashok
 
Old 11-26-2004, 07:09 AM   #5
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Re: RH 8.0 on Dell Latitude D600 freezed on boot

I had a similar problem with Gentoo on my D800 - turns out I had a typo in this line of my lilo.conf:

initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.26-gentoo-r6
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:06 PM   #6
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Did changing the lilo.conf help anyone?? How do you change this file if the system wont even boot?? Is the line quoted by Finch "initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.26-gentoo-r6" the corrected line, or the incorrect line??

I'm so confused and I can't get this to work either.
 
  


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