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Re: 2.6.0-test2 kernel freezes upon booting

** Reply to message from "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday mindspring com> on Mon, 28 Jul 2003 08:24:37 -0400 (EDT)

> in my ongoing quest to still live dangerously, i downloaded,
> configured and built the new 2.6.0-test2 kernel from ftp.kernel.org,
> and very unpleasant things are happening.  (seems to have been a
> sizable step up from test1 to test2).
>   booting under a new 2.6.0-test2 kernel prints a pile of kernel
> messages, up to:
> --------------
>   ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes, override with \
> 	idebus=xx
>   ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
>   hda: 8032MB, CHS=1024/255/63
>   hda: 
>          [total lockup here, with disk activity light on solid]
> ---------------
>   in the first place, it's not an 8G disk, it's 48G, and that's obviously
> totally bogus geometry, but this has never caused a problem before.
>   i did check the system bus, it's 66MHz, so i rebooted with (just to play
> it safe):  ... acpi=off idebus=66
>   same problem.  i'm open to advice.  it seems 2.6.0-test2 is fairly
> confused by the hard drive, but i'm open to suggestions.

Hi, Robert. You could try adding the "ide0=nodma" switch.


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