Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110400
Install doesn't work with IDT/Centaur WinCHIP C6 Step 00
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:03:59 EST
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Description of problem:
Installer hangs with kernel panic error, WP function not supported
right durring booting from Installation CD 1 of 3. No known work around.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Current Release Kernel-2.4.X-XX
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from RedHat Linux 9 Instalation CD 1 of 3 in a x86 PC equip
with an IDT/Centaur WinCHIP C6 step 00 processor.
2.Observe kernel panic error message about the WP function not
supported by the Win CHIP processor.
Actual Results: Kernel panic... WP function not supported by this
Expected Results: The installation program should detect what
processor chip the computer has and run the correct kernel to proceed
with the installation of the Linux OS install process.
Very odd. Does this happen with every Linux distro you've tried?
My C6 died a very long time ago unfortunatly, so I can't test this..
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/