Ran into this earlier in the week and thought it strange.
Centos 6.2, brand new installation on a box that has had Centos 5.7 installed. Set of our newer RAID cards, 10GbE, and IB cards. This is our in-lab JackRabbit JR5 machine (happily still the fastest single spinning rust machine you can get in market).
As soon as I start the PXE load …
Kernel doesn’t panic, it just gets stuck.
I solved this earlier in the week, in a different box by
- pulling the RAID cards
- installing the OS
- updating to our kernel
- re-installing the RAID cards
yeah … without the kernel update, it would crash (not panic, but actually remain in a frozen state) until I got our kernel in there.
Older RAIDs, no problem, just wouldn’t work till the new driver was installed. Newer RAIDs? Yeah, kernel hard crash on install/OS load w/o the driver.
This will go over well …
Me: "Yes Mr/Ms customer, you need to pull your RAID cards to update your OS."
[starts banging head against wall]