I've been running linux (1.1.59) fine for months now on my P90. I'm
trying to upgrade using the Infomagic (4/96) distribution. I've tried
both Red Hat 3.0.3 and Slackware 3.0 and I end up in exactly the same
state: The system hangs during the initial boot from the boot disk
right after it states: "Probing PCI Hardware". (right after the
notification: "pcibios_init: PCI BIOS revision 2.00 entry at 0xfc380")
Again, this is during the installation procedure for either Red Hat or
Has anyone experienced this problem? My 1.1.59 kernel still works
fine, but I don't believe it probes the PCI hardware as it boots.
(can't remember if it did when I installed it).
My system includes:
"PK5" motherboard (unknown manufacturer)
(sticker on the board says "4110116-PK5Z248C")
PCI local bus with:
DTC2130D dual-IDE disk controller, and
Diamond Stealth 64 DRAM card w/ S3 Trio 64 chipset
plugged into the PCI slots.
Mistumi CRMC-FX400 IDE CD-ROM
NO SCSI devices at all
NO Ethernet cards at all
I'm trying to use the most basic kernel image, with IDE CDROM and no
ethernet or scsi support.
Anyone know how to prevent the "Probing PCI Hardware" part of the
initial install boot, or anyway to otherwise get around this problem?
I've tried every conceivable command line parameter, but nothing
helps. Hopefully someone out there can.