Bug#228654: installation-reports: ide-detect lockup on Alpha PWS500a
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On Sunday 02 May 2004 06:29 pm, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * John Lightsey <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-01-22 10:02]:
> > Well.... I just spent a few hours backing some changes out of
> > arch/alpha/kernel/pci.c and compiling a new 2.4.24 kernel, but I'm coming
> > up empty handed. The diff between 2.4.19 and 2.4.20 is 700000 lines
> > long.
> > At any rate, this report should probably be closed. All of the installer
> > related issues have been addressed.
> Can you try beta4 to see if it still works on your Alpha?
> Also, maybe this bug report should be reassigned to the kernel?
No luck. It does fine with ide-detection, then you have to retry a few times
to get the CD-Rom properly detected, then it hangs while trying to configure
the network interface with DHCP. If you drop a new network card in a PCI
slot, it doesn't hang but it also doesn't get an IP address.
It's definitely a problem with recent 2.4 and 2.6 kernels. It works fine with
a 2.2 or an early 2.4 kernel. If you want to reassign this bug rather than
closing it, feel free. I've more or less given up on this machine.
The work-around I've used is to install from Debian Woody with a 2.2 kernel
then upgrade to Sid/Sarge and keep the 2.2 kernel.
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