kernel hang at "PCI: probing pci hardware"

From: Bin Wang (
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 18:37:01 EST


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I apologize if this is not appropriate to this list...

When I tried to install Redhat 6.2, I have the following problem.
The kernel hang at the line "PCI: probing PCI hardware" forever.
I was wondering if you have any ideas to fix it.
I tried booting Debian 2.1. Not many error messages other than
"boot failed".

My system is a dual CPU with 256M memory (Rambus ram), the motherboard
is Intel OR840 using Intel 840 chipset, on-board ethernet card, IBM IDE hard
disk, Matrox32 video card, one CD-ROM and floppy. No other add-ons.

The output of the kernel starup is as follows.

loading initrd.img
loading vmlinuz...
uncompressing linux ... ok, booting the kernel
linux version 2.2.14-5.0Boot (
Detected 797973243 Hz processor
Console: color VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop ... 773.32 BogoMIPS
Memory: 256836k/262016k available (1000k kernel code, 412k reserved, 2872k data,
60k init, 0k bigmem)
Dentry hash table entries, 261244 (order 9, 2048k)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 65536 (order 6, 256k)
CPU: Intel Pentium III (coppermine) stepping 03
Checking 386/387 coupling... ok, FPU using exception 16 error reporting
Checking 'hlt' instruction... ok
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdb91
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware

Thank you very much!!!

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