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Bug 160350

Summary: Kernel panic when trying to install
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Starchild <kristerkjellstrom>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 4CC: anders.blomdell, wtogami
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Starchild 2005-06-14 16:11:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
Basically, I boot up from the dvd and get the boot>
If I press enter to enter the graphical setup, I immediatly get a Kernel Panic.

If I try to do a media check, using "linux mediacheck", I immediatly get a Kernel Panic.

I haven't tried to start the installer in text-mode, but I really don't expect it to work.

Tried using acpi=ht, still the same result. (I'm using a P4)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot up from dvd enter at the boot> promt

Actual Results:  This is what I see:
[<c01002b8>] init+0x18/0xf0
[<c01012b1>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0x14
Code: c8 fc ff 8b 45 4c 3d 3c 4b 24 1d 74 90 e8 8e ca fc ff 8d 55 4c 50 52 68 6a 01 00 00 68 88 c0 37 c0 68 28 4b 37 c0 e8 c5 c8 fc ff <0f> 0b 1e 01 88 c0 37 c0 e9 7b fe ff ff 8b 54 24 3c 8b 44 24 08
<0>Kernel Panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
[<c01201eb>] panic+0x3b/0x1b0
[<c0124162>] do_exit+0x482/0x4d0
[<c0104601>] die+0x201/0x270
[<c01048a0>] do_invalid_op+0x0/0xa0
[<c0104931>] do_invalid_op+0x91/0xa0
[<c01538eb>] free_pages_bulk+2db/0x350
[<c025c7d2>] set_cursor+0x52/0x70
[<c025f312>] vt_console_print+0x162/0x290
[<c025f160>] vt_console_print+0x0/0x290
[<c0120c37>] __call_console_drivers+0x37/0x50
[<c0123d37>] call_console_drivers+0x87/0x150
[<c0103caf>] error_code+0x4f/0x60 
[<c01538eb>] free_pages_bulk+2db/0x350
[<c015406b>] free_hot_cold_page+0x7b/0xd0
[<c0118306>] free_initrd_mem+0x56/0x70
[<c01002a0>] init+0x0/0xf0
[<c01002b8>] init+0x18/0xf0
[<c01013b1>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0x14

It just stops there.
If there was anything before that, I couldn't see it, and shift+pgup didn't work.

Expected Results:  To enter the graphical install enviroment.

Additional info:

the system is an HP pavilion
Motherboard is listed as "MS-6577", though I think it's a remaned asus.

I'm currently running FC 2

Comment 1 Starchild 2005-06-14 16:16:17 UTC
Ah, right, forgot to mention, The media is sound. sha1 checks out, as does the
md5-sums for allt the images on the disc. checked all files in /images
/images/pxeboot and /isolinux

Comment 2 Anders Blomdell 2005-06-14 17:04:22 UTC
Same problem here,  but only on machines with Intel 915 chipset (and SATA disks if that is of 
relevance). The first error message I was able to see complained about "Unable to mount root disk"

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-06-14 17:06:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 159026 ***