Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-03-2009, 01:47 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
RHEL5 install hangs

I was able to get past this problem. I had to run the install with 'irqpoll' option. The install appears to finish correctly and reboots. Now I'm having trouble getting the system to boot, even using irqpoll as a kernel option.

I'm trying to install RHEL 5.4 to an Intel Core2Duo architecture, 6300ESB and e7520 MCH. The install keeps getting hung. It depends on which kernel options I use but usually it gets hung after asking for the RH 'installation number', on the blue screen. I'm always running in text mode. I've tried various combinations of the following kernel options :
noapic acpi=off all-generic-ide nousb ide=nodma

The furthest I've been able to get is installing with :
all-generic-ide nousb noapic

and it seems to hang after 'running /sbin/loader'

Any suggestions?

I've had Ubuntu running on this same hardware (booting from CD) and I'm able to boot a cloned drive of RHEL4 (from a different single core system).


Last edited by bbartson; 11-03-2009 at 03:07 PM.
Old 11-04-2009, 07:37 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2009
Distribution: FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Debian, Fedora
Posts: 770
Blog Entries: 52

Rep: Reputation: 68
What's the difference between the cloned and the installed system?
Kernel type? Architecture? Settings?
If I have trouble installing, sometimes I will do a bare bones setup and build everything from the base.


hangs, install, rhel5

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RHEL5(x86_64) running on vmware esx hangs ursusca Linux - Virtualization and Cloud 4 10-23-2009 02:00 AM
x hangs at nvidia splash screen in RHEL5 wjdoss Linux - Server 3 09-11-2009 12:33 PM
[SOLVED] RHEL5 Fails to install via an HTTP/FTP install hernandezf001 Linux - Newbie 9 06-07-2009 10:58 PM
RHEL5 - I have RHEL5 DVD , how i install ofice packages like SPREADSHEET ETC, bharath@linux Linux - Newbie 3 10-12-2008 02:24 PM
RHEL5 Hangs On Bootup After Resetting FSB Andromedan Red Hat 0 06-07-2008 08:02 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration