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Bug 84785 - Kernel panic on install
Summary: Kernel panic on install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
: 86287 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-21 12:43 UTC by Richard Hebert
Modified: 2008-01-17 17:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:33 UTC

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Description Richard Hebert 2003-02-21 12:43:42 UTC
Description of problem:
Installer starts ok.. whatever mode is used ( text  graphic or even linux mediacheck ) they all end up in a crash.
this is what i see when it crashes

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 
( tons  stuff ) 
Call trace 
( more stuff ) 
<0> Kernel panic :attempted to kill the idle task
in idle task, not syncing 
everything si frozen and the caps lock and scrool lock become lit 

This is on a Cyrix 2 233 196 mb RAM the mobo is AOpen AP5TC
2 hd  8 GB  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Phoebe 3 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Put disk in 
2.Start install 
3.Select anything
Actual results:
Same as described above

Expected results:
Kernel panic, failure to boot the kernel

Additional info:
If you need anything,just ask   :)

Comment 1 Alan Cox 2003-02-21 13:17:58 UTC
I reassembled a cyrix box out of bits and gave the 8.0.93 disk a spin. It seems
happy enough
but I need to try a newer image at some point

Comment 2 Richard Hebert 2003-02-21 15:20:52 UTC
At this time im redownloading the disk one.
Also i have booted the disk in my other machine with a Duron processor
and it works just fine.The media check for disk 1 is not reporting errors.

Would it be of any help to try install the kernel from the disk that 
isnt booting to try isolate the problem ? 

You have my full cooperation and any help i can give to resolve this 
is your's.

best regards 


Comment 3 Richard Hebert 2003-02-21 16:28:40 UTC
last test 
1) this release im testing is 8.0.94

2) I switched cpu's in this machine with a new out of the box Cyrix II 
To make  a comparison or see if the older CPU was defective.
I retried,it is the same error exactly.
The new disk also passes the medium test on the duron ,boots on it,
checks ok.
Motherboard issue ? 

PS:im just trying to give you as much info as i can.

From now on ill keep quiet :) 

Comment 4 Konstantin Ryabitsev 2003-03-19 01:30:58 UTC
*** Bug 86287 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Ben LaHaise 2003-03-19 18:46:38 UTC
This is fixed in a later kernel.

Comment 6 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:33 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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