Bug 101142 - Kernel Error During Installation of New Version of Linux
Summary: Kernel Error During Installation of New Version of Linux
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-07-29 16:09 UTC by Rick Schneider
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:41:22 UTC
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Description Rick Schneider 2003-07-29 16:09:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
When I install Linux, it seems to work fine if there is NOT a previous version 
already on the hard drive.  

However, if I attempt to upgrade from version 8.0 to 9.0, it gives me 
this: "Kernel Error: CPU Context Corrupt", and the installer crashes.  This 
also happens if I try to completely reinstall Linux.  

The solution is to use a boot disc with FDISK on it and completely remove all 
partitions on the hard drive.  You can then install Linux.  

You can get a free copy of FDISK via the link below.  

If this helps you, please email me at rwschneider1@charter.net.  I would love 
to hear about it.  :)

Good Luck!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat Linux 9.0

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install Red Hat Linux 8.0
2.  Try to upgrade to Red Hat Linux 9.0

Actual Results:  It gave me this error message:
Kernel Error: CPU Context Corrupt

Expected Results:  Should have upgraded to Red Hat Linux 9.0

Additional info:

Comment 1 Rick Schneider 2003-07-29 16:16:53 UTC
Oh by the way - I think this bug exists in all versions of Red Hat Linux.  I 
know it exists when upgrading from 7.2 to 8.0

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-30 16:44:33 UTC
At what point during the install process do you get the kernel error?

Comment 3 Rick Schneider 2003-08-05 21:56:10 UTC
I usually get the kernel error when the Linux installer is being booted up, or 
when it's formatting the file system or installing RPMs.  

By the way - I correct myself in that the fix is NOT to remove all partitions 
from your hard drive with FDISK.  You have to zerofill your hard drive.  

Comment 4 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:41:22 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 (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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