Does it say anything before locking up ? My P100, SiS mboard, no buggy
850MB IDE hd, Hitachi ATAPI CD, 16MB RAM at the time (40MB now) began
hard randomly since 1.3.85 or so. I had a (successfully :) ELF-migrated
Slackware that suddenly hung on the hd, sometimes saying "Unknown
sometimes nothing, a couple of times being more detailed with messages
"hda: read_intr: status 0x50", or
"DriveReady SeekComplete ide0: do_ide_reset: timed out, status 0xd0".
Things were so bad I could not complete a RedHat 3.0.3 CDROM
to the box hanging. Rebooting sometimes was impossible since it hung
the hd during fsck on / or later when enabling swap.
Thing was, it even hung a couple of times when RedHat install asked if
partition was a Linux swap, I said yes, it said "preparing swap" or so,
hung there. I tried again, said no, installed 1.2.13 ELF. Got 2.0.0 and
thingies, booted it, did a mkswap -c on my partition, never had a
since then. It appeared to be something related to my swap partition...
was (and is) 35MB.
My old setup already had libc 5.2.18 - ldconfig 1.7.14, well all the
the JDK plus the packages required in the Changes file for 1.3.8x and
The hanging occurred with 1.3.100 as well. My disk setup:
/dev/hda1 vfat /Win95
/dev/hda2 ext2 /
/dev/hda3 swap -
Still running 2.0.0 and happy...