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"fatal hub link error" message when booting RHEL on HPDL360 G5

Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

"fatal hub link error" message when booting RHEL on HPDL360 G5

Hi folks,
I ran into this problem. After successfully installing RHEL 4.3 on HPDL360 G5, when I tried to boot the machine I got the following error message right after loading kernel, before rc.sysinit:
"fatal hub link error".

I found the following on the internet:
'
Possible Cause: The hub link interface has experienced a critical failure that
caused an NMI. Action: Run Insight Diagnostics and replace failed components as indicated.'

So I assumed I have a problem with a specific machine. I tried the same on another machine ( exactly the same type) and got the same message.
I also tried to install RHEL 5 on the machine, but on first boot the machine gets stuck at the same stage, although there're no error messages...

Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thanks in advance.
2 REPLIES
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: "fatal hub link error" message when booting RHEL on HPDL360 G5

I found this information in the Internet:

"Finially I found if I disable the USB device in the server, the error message disappear."

Try disabling usb ports, or starting with the kernel parameters:

nousb nousbstorage
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

Re: "fatal hub link error" message when booting RHEL on HPDL360 G5

Thanks a lot for your post Ivan.
After tests during with I disabled a device I found that if I disable a second NIC - there's no message.
I also noticed the reference to USB in internet forums, but disabling the USB didn't help.
Hmm,
I use bonding on my regular machines, which means that the solution of disabling 1 NIC just isn't good enough...