Bug 127140 - kernel-2.6.7-1.467 do not boot on Athlon
Summary: kernel-2.6.7-1.467 do not boot on Athlon
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-07-02 15:32 UTC by William Cohen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.6.7-1.509
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-08-05 19:52:53 UTC
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Description William Cohen 2004-07-02 15:32:03 UTC
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Description of problem:
Neither the  kernel-2.6.7-1.467.i686.rpm
nor the kernel-smp-2.6.7-1.467.i686.rpm
boot on the Athon machine I have, earlier versions of the 2.6 kernels
booted on the machine. Had same problems with kernel-2.6.7-1.459.i686.rpm.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the kernel-2.6.7-1.467.i686.rpm
2. Reboot
3. Select the newly installed kernel

Actual Results:  Machine hangs after reporting, no oops or "INIT"
followed by a list of services starting:

EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 136 freed

Expected Results:  Machine boots and provide login prompt.

Additional info:

Cpu information

$ more /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 6
model           : 6
model name      : AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2000+
stepping        : 2
cpu MHz         : 1687.552
cache size      : 256 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
mca cmov
pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips        : 3368.55

I am able to boot the same kernel on a pentium M machine without problem.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-08-05 19:24:20 UTC
Do newer kernels work?

Comment 2 William Cohen 2004-08-05 19:52:53 UTC
The kernel-2.6.7-1.509.i686.rpm and kernel-smp-2.6.7-1.509.i686.rpm 
boot on the same Athlon. So what ever was causing the problem seems to
be fixed in the more recent version of the kernels.

Comment 3 William Cohen 2004-08-05 19:56:24 UTC
Some change between 2.6.7-1.492 and 2.6.7-1.509 fixed the problem.

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