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Re: noapic strikes back

To: Nitin Dhingra <nitin.dhingra@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: noapic strikes back
From: Doug Ledford <dledford@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 01:30:20 -0400
Cc: "'Florin Andrei'" <florin@xxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
References: <7FADCB99FC82D41199F9000629A85D1A01C6506A@dcmtechdom.dcmtech.co.in>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Nitin Dhingra wrote:
> 
> I guess the problem is mostly of the scsi driver.
> Get the latest version scsi driver of that particular
> card and then try again.

No, this has been gone over a thousand times already.  It's the interrupt
routing table in these particular Intel motherboard is busted.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Florin Andrei [mailto:florin@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 1:05 AM
> To: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx; seawolf-list@xxxxxxxxxx; dledford@xxxxxxxxxx;
> linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: noapic strikes back
> 
> I have a SGI 1200 (L440GX+ motherboard, dual PIII) and i'm trying to
> install at least one version of Red Hat 7.1 on it.
> The problem is, while booting up the installer, when it comes to loading
> up the SCSI driver (AIC7xxx) the system is frozen.
> 
> I tried the following boot disks:
> - stock Red Hat 7.1
> - Doug Ledford's updates from people.redhat.com
> - SGI XFS 1.0.1
> 
> I tried to boot the installer with and without "noapic" option.
> 
> I tried to enable and disable the APIC option in BIOS ("PCI IRQs to
> IO-APIC Mapping").
> 
> I tried all the combinations of these. No luck. :-(
> 
> Please, is there anything to do about this problem? I *have* to install
> something newer than RH7.0 on that system.
> 
> Guys, i will try whatever boot disks you will send to me. I'm willing to
> be you guinea pig. :-) Just let's kill the APIC problem for good!
> 
> --
> Florin Andrei
> 
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