[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Frozen boot with Redhat 7.0


I have a boot problem with the following config:
- an OEM Pentium MMX - 233 MHz with 64 MB (the CPU is a VNS 686 coming from Jumptech-Adastra);
- a IDE HDD 18 GB;
- a PhoenixPICO BIOS version 4.0 release 5.12 on the CPU.
After some difficulties to find the correct settings concerning the IDE in the BIOS, I succeed to install Linux Redhat 7.0 with HDD master and the CDROM slave on the primary IDE: there is no error message during all the installation.
My problem is appearing when I try to reboot on the HDD after the installation:
1 - I need a floppy to boot because just a "L" is displayed if I try to boot directly on disk.
2 - Bootstrapping on a floppy, the linux bootstrap is correctly passing from the floppy to the HDD, but the boot hangs just after the kernel launching: after the following message "Configuring kernel parameters [OK]". At this step, the CPU is not stopped but the boot is indefinitely hung up. If I press ^C, the boot continues with "Bringing up interface lo [OK]", "Bringing up interface eth0 [OK]" but definitively stops on "Starting system logger" message and I never have the login. At this step, if I try to reboot by ctrl+alt+del, the CPU reset 1 time on 2 (sometime, it is completely halted and ctrl+alt+del is not operating).

I have the following additionnal comments:
- Redhat 7.0 is correctly operating on the same CPU with a SCSI interface. unfortunately the SCSI CPU is now obsolete and I must use the IDE interface.
- I use all the HDD capacity for Linux without DOS partition.
- For a correct Linux installation, I set the BIOS as follow:
* in the main menu, the 4 IDE adapters are set with:
-> Multi-sector transfer: disabled;
-> LBA mode control: enabled;
-> 32 bit I/O: disabled;
-> Transfer mode: standard.
* in the advanced menu:
-> Local IDE adapter:
-> Primary IDE prefetch: disabled;
-> Secondary IDE prefetch: disabled;
-> FIFO mode: 32 bytes;
-> Master IDE concurrency: enabled or disabled (same problem);
-> Master IDE 1-1-1 transfer: enabled or disabled (same problem).
- With the previous settings, the HDD is seen as a 8455 MB by the BIOS whereas that is a 18 GB. But the Linux installation sees the correct capacity of 18 GB then I don't think that is the problem.
- Seeting the Local IDE adapter field to "Primary & secondary" in the BIOS, I tried to install with the HDD master on the primary IDE and the CDROM master on the secondary IDE without success.

Could you help me?


Ce message et les fichiers pouvant être attachés sont confidentiels,
réservés à l'usage unique des destinataires et n'engagent SODIMA sous aucune forme que se soit. This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential, intented
solely for the unique use of the recipients and don't commit SODIMA.
ZA de Courtaboeuf - Bât. N2

18, Av. du Québec - VILLEBON - L.P. 701
91961 Les Ulis
Direct: +33 (0)1 69 07 49 23
Tel: +33 (0)1 69 07 32 18
Fax: +33 (0)1 69 07 66 58


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]