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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 <john@nixnuts.net> [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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