[svlug] Disabling hardware probling in kickstart

Drew Bertola drew at drewb.com
Wed Aug 14 03:03:48 PDT 2002

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 12:30:05AM -0700, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> I was talking to Drew who reminded  me that the 440GX had problems with some
> versions  of RH,  but remember  that the  problem was  that the  SCSI module
> loaded and kind of looped while trying to detect devices.
> Here, as soon  as the module gets  loaded, the machine hangs  hard (not even
> reboot from the keyboard), so I  was certain the problem was other (hardware
> related)

We got close.  I suggested using the "noapic" or "apic" option, not
remembering which was correct.  We only tried the incorrect "noapic"
option (which I suppose was meaningless).  Darn close.

text apic ks=floppy 

would have done the trick, I think.  It's all in bugzilla, but rather
hard to find.  It's also in svlug's archive, but also hard to find.

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