Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123935
Install kernel does not run on VIA C3 or Cyrix III processors
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
Just downloaded DVD ISO of Fedora-Core-2.
MediaCheck & Memtest pass without error.
Get to boot prompt, press return. It loads the initrg.ing, loads the
As soon as the "Booting the kernel" message appears system reboots.
Tried using the nofb, noprobe and rescue options in various
combinations and individually, don't make any difference.
Guessing that the kernel may have been compiled with optimisations
that are incompatible with the C3 processors (?)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot From CD / DVD
2. Simply Press Return/Enter at Boot Prompt
3. System will load initrd, then reboot when loading kernel
Actual Results: System reboots
Expected Results: Get graphical installer
Motherboard: VIA EPIA
BIOS: Award v6.00PG, Revision: 2.07
Processor: VIA C3 800A Mhz
Memory: Crucial PC133 512MB DIMM
I see the same with a VIA Cyrix III processor.
Puzzling because the kernel shouldn't have been built with any
problematic options and it works correctly in the beta.
*** Bug 123831 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 123727 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 123615 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 123456 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
See my bug #123863. My machine (Emachines 333cs) has a Cyrix M2 CPU.
Am having similar problem on Via Epia ME6000 motherboard with embedded
Via 600MHz (fanless) CPU.
Core1 loaded fine.
Reference to Comment #7.
I am also going to purchasing a new EPIA MII board shortly, hoping I
won't have the same problem. Will update when I purchased it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120685 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.