Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143906
Crash on boot on Virtual PC / Mac OSX
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:14:32 EST
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Description of problem:
I was able to successfully run the installer (from the Fedora 3 CD-ROM from the January 2005 Linux Magazine) on my Macintosh running Virtual PC 6.1, but when it reboots, it crashes Virtual PC with a message "An unrecoverable processor error has been encountered.". The last message in the PC window was:
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Reboot or start up fresh
Actual Results: Crash as reported above.
Expected Results: System should have started.
This is down to Virtual PC being unable to handle a 4G/4G kernel. I believe the
work around is to install an i586 kernel. This is probably a dup of bug #136018
latest testing kernels have 4g/4g disabled.
Likewise, FC4 has removed this patch.