Bug 161423 - Kernel Panic when starting installation
Kernel Panic when starting installation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 159026
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-06-23 05:59 EDT by Allan Mullan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-27 16:23:31 EDT
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Description Allan Mullan 2005-06-23 05:59:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I press Enter to start the Fedora 4 installation I get a "Kernel Panic - Not Syncing! Attempted to kill init." message.

I have tested installing Fedora Core 3 on the same machine and that worked fine.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from Fedora Core 4 CD 1 or DVD
2. Press Enter

Actual Results:  Kernel Panic error

Expected Results:  Start installation (at least get to the Media Checking tool

Additional info:

Am running the following hardware:

Pentium 4 2.8Mhz
1024 RAM
Seagate Barracuda 160GB S-ATA HDD (wondering if there is something not compatible with this drive ???)
128MB GeForce FX5200 Video Card
Comment 1 Rahul Sundaram 2005-06-24 07:57:44 EDT
can you check if you workaround in 

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=159026 resolves this problem?
Comment 2 Allan Mullan 2005-06-24 21:02:01 EDT
I entered random text at the boot prompt and it gave me the "Cannot find kernel"
message and then I was able to just press enter to start the install.

Thanks heaps for pointing that one out Rahul.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-06-27 16:23:31 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 159026 ***

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