Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125348
Install Fails with Kernel panic
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:06:44 EST
Description of problem: Install fails with Kernel panic
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Boot from FC2 Disk 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from FC2 Disk 1
2. At prompt, type 'linux mediacheck'
Actual results: Startup seems normal, but stops at '/sbin/loader'
After long pause, panics with following message:
<0> Kernel panic: Fatal exception interrupt
In interrupt handler - not syncing
I've verified the md5sum of the downloaded .iso, burned it twice and
compared the resulting discs (identical). Similar results on two
machines P-II, 512 memory. Both machines are successfully running FC1
with all applicable patches.
Partial solution (one of two machines) is to add pci=off when booting
the setup cd. This is on an Intel 440BX motherboard, which while old
is still fairly common.
Strange. 440BX shouldn't be problematic at all - it doesnt seem to be
for others. Is there any unusual hardware in the system ?
The system is plain vanilla..one ATA hard drive, one ATA CD. Once
installed it has been stable.
The system is being controlled using an ICS-124 KVM switch, and did
require that I add 'psmouse.proto=bare' to the kernel line in
Is this possibly bug 115458 ? Can you compare the panic information
to the info in that bug and comment?
This problem is still present in Fedora Core 3 test 2
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.