Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147250
FC3 installs but won't boot for me under Virtual PC
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:16:37 EST
Description of problem:
I had previously installed FC1 under Virtual PC (ver. 6.1) on my
Macintosh. I tried to upgrade to FC3. The installation process
ran without trouble (albeit slowly, under emulation), but the
installed kernel won't boot. It gets through GRUB okay, and gets
up to printing "Uncompressing Linux... Okay, booting the kernel."
Then Virtual PC pops up a box saying "An unrecoverable processor
error has been encountered." with a restart button that reboots the
simulated PC. I can run "linux rescue" off the install CD, and it
can mount my (simulated) disk, and the kernel's there. I don't
know what else to try. I know this isn't very helpful because I
don't even have a PC at which it crashed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I've only tried it once -- it takes days to install everything!
(I asked to install all packages, back when I installed FC1. The
upgrade didn't ask me what to install, but also seems to have
Steps to Reproduce:
Simulated PC crashes.
Created attachment 110687 [details]
Long status dump, mostly irrelevant, of Virtual PC
I'm not sure whether any of this will be helpful; I couldn't find anything
helpful in it, but I'm hoping you might.
Long story short, you need to somehow install the latest FC update
kernel or the i586 version with does not have 4G/4G memory split.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 136018 ***
(You can do that from rescue mode.)
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.