|Summary:||Cannot install on a Via Mini-ITX system EPIA 800 C3|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Mike Plummer <mike.plummer>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-06-05 11:27:19 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Mike Plummer 2003-02-26 17:31:15 UTC
Description of problem: Cannot even install Phoebe on a VIA Mini-ITX EPIA 800 C3. Have been using Redhat 8.0 successfully on the same platform Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): V 8.094 How reproducible: Totally and on more than one machine Steps to Reproduce: 1. Insert Installation CD and start graphical install/upgrade 2. 3. Actual results: Immediate paging fault and kernel panic Expected results: Installation system booted Additional info:
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2003-02-26 18:07:41 UTC
Can you provide the actual panic message. I've installed the beta on three different VIA C3 based systens, including two EPIA-M boards one with a fanless 600MHz and one with a fanned 900Mhz CPU Does this same CD image work on a different PC ?
Comment 2 Paul Coleman 2003-02-28 10:06:56 UTC
I have the same board running rawhide. Shortly after kernal-2.4.20-2.30.i586 the new kernals would not boot. This is from my notes as I have not captured the entire panic message. unable to handle kernal paging request at virtual address C0000000 ... oops 0003 ... do_test_wp_bit C0115878 ... tried to kill idle task ...
Comment 3 Mike Plummer 2003-02-28 11:55:42 UTC
From Mike Plummer I got the same message as Paul Coleman. The board uses a fanned 800 C3 Happens after "Checking if processor homours WP bit even in supervisor mode" Kernel panic code 88 0a 31 c0 c3 56 53 bb 00 a0 28 c0 81 fb 00 40 2a c0 73 4f Award BIOS on card The CD does boot and install correctly on a P3 400 and I have installed other versions of Linux including RH 8.0 on the MIni-ITX machine without trouble
Comment 4 Alan Cox 2003-03-09 00:48:50 UTC
Double checking, I'd assumed I used 8.0.94 on my epia. Now I indeed find I used 8.0.93 and see the problem after that in the later releases.
Comment 5 Zenon Panoussis 2003-03-12 00:13:38 UTC
me too! :( BTW, there's a dupe at #85908. For what it might be worth: Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... <1>Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address c0000000 printing eip: c01143e7 *pde = 00001063 *pte = 00000025 Oops: 0003 CPU: 0 EIP: 0060:[<c01143e7>] Not tainted EFLAGS: 00010206 EIP is at (2.4.20-2.BOOT) eax: 00000001 ebx: 00001000 ecx: 00000001 edx: c0000000 esi: 00000163 edi: c0105000 ebp: 0004e000 esp: c0289fd8 ds: 0068 es: 0068 ss: 0068 Process swapper (pid 0, stackpage=c0289000) Stack: c028ff7a c0000000 00000160 000004bd c02902b5 00000000 00059800 c028a601 c02a6f00 c010018c Call Trace: Code 88 0a 31 c0 c3 56 53 bb 00 a0 28 c0 81 fb 00 40 2a c0 73 4f <0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idlke task! In idle task - not syncing
Comment 6 Michael K. Johnson 2003-03-12 17:24:06 UTC
*** Bug 85908 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Michael K. Johnson 2003-03-12 17:36:55 UTC
We have tracked this one down, thanks for the bug reports! Just remove patch 900 (linux-2.4.20-oopsmeharder.patch) which was intended to (and did...) catch more error cases, but also broke this test. The test is simply not done on more modern CPU designs, so the newest C3s such as those included with the VIA EPIA M10000 are not affected.
Comment 8 Zenon Panoussis 2003-03-13 03:19:57 UTC
Confirmed. Replacing the distribution vmlinuz with a non-patch900-BOOT kernel solves the problem. Thanks! I made a bootdisk.img with the corrected kernel (rather useless on my floppyless machine, had to put it on a boot CD). Next question: is it worthwhile for me to make and publish a complete phoebe-epia-disc1.iso , or are you guys going to fix this in the current phoebe-3 distribution? The EPIA bootdisk.img will be at http://www.provocation.net/bootdisk.img in an hour or so. Only now I notice that the original bug report was about the 800. Mine is an M9000 having the same problem. Z
Comment 9 Zenon Panoussis 2003-03-15 21:51:43 UTC
A corrected bootable CD1 is available at http://www.provocation.net/epia.html . To install Phoebe-3 you still need CD2 and CD3 from a suitable Redhat mirror.
Comment 10 Mehrdad 2004-08-06 19:18:39 UTC
Can't download from www.provocation.net