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[opensuse-amd64] Trouble installing openSuSE 10.2 due to pci_init
  • From: brian_linux <brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 11:20:25 -0500
  • Message-id: <896033882.20070121112025@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I am having difficulty upgrading my openSuSE 10.1 installation to openSuSE 10.2. In fact, my difficult arises from the fact that I cannot reliably boot into the installation program.

(1) I have a Tyan K8HM 3892S motherboard and two dual-core Opterons.
(2) I installed the latest BIOS (1.05). I tried a number of BIOS settings but they are currently set to "optimal defaults".
(3) openSuSE 10.1 runs without any known problems. Originally I had the double realtime clock issue but a previous BIOS update fixed that.
(4) I'm using the openSuSE 10.2 install DVD. I checked the MD5 and it matched. I have also burned a number of DVDs, even using different programs and the behavior is consistent.

(1) The DVD starts to boot. In fact I can get to the "main screen" where I can select to "Boot from the Hard Drive", "Install", ...
(2) When I select install to start the upgrade, usually the system hangs.
(3) I installed using text mode and the initcall_debug kernel option and I can see progress up until the following:

Calling initcall 0xffffffff80317987: pci_init +0x0/0x2b()

What I find weird is that sometimes the system will get into the install program, but the vast majority of the time it will not. So it's intermittent. I haven't been able to identify any pattern that I can use to predict whether it'll work on any given boot sequence.

Does anyone have any suggestions? This isn't a crisis since I have 10.1 working well, it's just that I really wanted to upgrade to 10.2.

Of course I'm willing to provide additional information to the best of my ability. I'm somewhat competent, but must admit that I'm a little out of my comfort zone.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Brian Schang

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