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Old 06-15-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
swoppe
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Unhappy Slack9 (install cd) hang...


Hi!
I'm trying to miggrate my win2k box to a real os =) but things aren't going so well...

The cd boots fine and I choose a kernel (i hit enter), when i get to the hd probing things go bad....
I get this message/hang/thingy

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VP_IDE: VIA vt82c686b (rev 40) IDE UDMA100 controler on pci00:07.1
	ide0: BM-DMA at 0xdc00-0xdc07, BIOS setting: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
	ide0: BM-DMA at 0xdc08-0xdc0f, BIOS setting: hdc:pio, hdd:DMA
and then nothing.... it just sits there....

The comp is a 2xPIII 800Mhz 700mb ram

hda is a WD40gb
hdd is a cd

hdb & hdc is unused...

And there is a promise Supertrack100 raid contoller... but linux doesn't seams to recognise that one... and I'm NOT going to install Linux on the promise controller....

Regards Anders
 
Old 06-15-2003, 01:56 PM   #2
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You might try passing an argument to the kernel to disable DMA. At the boot prompt I think it is "bare.i ide=nodma" without the quotes. I think the next report should be to identify the attached drives and the partition scan on the controller that was located.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 02:17 PM   #3
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Sorry... not helping, it hangs at the same place again :/
 
Old 06-15-2003, 02:30 PM   #4
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Well, I've heard that using Cable Select on the hard disk can cause some problems. If you are able to check the config on the WDC hard disk the jumper should be removed or sideways on the bottom row since it is by iteslf on the cable (hdb is unused). Many new machines and even new hard disks are defaulted to cable select these days. Since I always set the jumpers I do not know personally if it could cause a problem or not.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 02:53 PM   #5
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I just checked, there is no jumper (as it shuld be), so thats not the problem either....
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:17 PM   #6
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Well I am out of suggestions for the more common problems. You could try booting the CD on another machine to make sure it is working. You could try disconnecting the WDC drive. You could try removing the Promise controller. Just a couple of suggestions to help isolate the problem.

The message is reporting a VIA vt82c686b controller. Make sure that is correct if possible. I have run many vt82c686 controllers in UDMA mode for Linux software RAID without any problems. Mine do not report the "b" on the end though. My system is a single PIII-1Ghz CPU, socket 370. Since you stated that yours was dual CPU it might make a difference in the chipset though but it should still work OK.

Perhaps others here may have more suggestions.

Edit: Correction to the above. When I checked the /var/log/messages file the last time it booted the system does report vt82c686b controller. The "lspci -vvv" command did not add the "b" on the end of anything. The /proc/ide/via reports the "b" on the end as well.

Last edited by Excalibur; 06-15-2003 at 03:25 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:41 AM   #7
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Hello!
I reported the same problem as Excalibur... Slackware 9 installation freezes after detection of IDE channels. I tried to disable UDMA from the BIOS and by adding the 'ide0=nodma' parameter to bare.i, but nothing changes....

Anyone may help me? Thanks a lot
 
Old 08-23-2003, 11:59 AM   #8
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I had the same problem...
In fact, this occurs due to IRQ conflict.
I solved this problem when loading the FAIL-SAFE option in the BIOS.
Maybe these FAIL-SAFE settings can help you to solve the problem too.
Look, the problem it's IRQ conflict, not the slack CD... so, the answer is in your BIOS !
Well, I hope this can halp you to solve your problem.
Sorry about my poor english, but is not my native language.
 
  


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