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Description of problem:
Fresh install of Taroon. Firstboot does not get to graphics display, instead
about 16 oopses and 16 "kernel BUG" scroll by on console, and multi-user GUI
login screen appears.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install Taroon on Athlon-plain, SIS730, 768MB RAM.
2. Boot and wait until "firstboot" attempts to run.
Actual Results: About 16 oopses and 16 "kernel BUG" messages scroll by on
console, and firstboot does not get to GUI display (no create non-superuser, no
sound check, no date+time setting, etc.)
Expected Results: Firstboot graphical dialogs.
CD-ROMs passed MediaCheck.
Created attachment 93678 [details]
/var/log/messages from first boot after install
Created attachment 93679 [details]
/var/log/dmesg from first boot
We've seen (and fixed) some CPU interaction bug on athlons in this kernel (and
we're working with AMD to find what's happening); installing the i686 kernel
instead will make that bug go away; could you do that to verify it's the same
bug you're seeing ?
Last night I ran 'up2date' instead. The problem has gone away with kernel:
$ uname -a
Linux taroon 2.4.21-1.1931.2.393.ent #1 Wed Aug 13 21:38:34 EDT 2003 i686 athlon
yep that has a workaround as well...