aic7xx system hangs

alan alan at
Fri Sep 10 18:05:17 UTC 2004

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, Jeremy Conlin wrote:

> On Sep 10, 2004, at 2:33 PM, C. Linus Hicks wrote:
> > Generally speaking, the kernel and driver versions in the installer are
> > the same as what gets installed, which you can imagine is a good test 
> > to
> > see if the system will actually run after the install is complete. So,
> > did you install from FC2 CDs? And can you boot the installer CD in
> > rescue mode and see your partitions on the hard drive created by the
> > installer?
> >
> > Then while you are there, check out the version numbers of the kernel
> > and the aic7xxx driver.
> > -- 
> > C. Linus Hicks <lhicks at>
> I did install FC2 from the CDs.  My latest installation was upgrading 
> from RH9.  I know my system will boot into RH9 so that is where I 
> started.  I can boot the installer CD into rescue mode, but don't know 
> where to check the version numbers for the kernel and aic7xxx driver.  
> What would I do when I find those numbers?

I bet you have an Intel 440gx chipset.

Try acpi=force on the kernel line.

This really needs to be added to the README.  I have encountered a number 
of people with the same problem.  It is a real pain unless you know what 
is happening.

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