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SubjectRE: Upgraded from 2.2.5 (RH6) to 2.3.18---ATAPI CD-ROM freezes machine while booting
> I suppose I know what causes the bug in 2.2.5, namely our
> old enemy probe_cmos_for_drives().
> This has always been a strange, buggy routine, but long ago
> it bit fewer people, because not so many people had both IDE
> and SCSI on one machine.
> Please try to disable probe_cmos_for_drives()
> (by replacing the #ifdef __i386__ at the start by #if 0).
> and report on whether 2.2.5 and 2.3.18 show improvement.

I don't have the source to 2.2.5 handy and since 2.3.18 is the only one
crashing I made the change you suggested in 2.3.18. Unfortunately it made no
difference and the boot process halts at the same place.


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