Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17207
Redhat 6.2 fails to install on Althlon machines
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:28:29 EDT
I tried installing Redhat 6.2 on my new Slot A Athlon machine. The
instillation goes well, until finished and you must reboot. On the reboot
the kernel falls over and the machine freezes with the message :-
Disabling CPUID Serial number...general protection fault: 0000
This seems to be caused becuase the install script if flagging the Slot A
Athlon as a i686 machine, and installing the 686 kernel. This kernel seems
to have been compiled with the CPUID option. I guess the code that is run
here works on a PIII, but on an Athlon it just turns over and dies.
This seems to be a problem with the installer - if the Althon was flagged
as a 386 machine I guess it would work. I note I'm not the only person with
this problem, see :-
Some auxillery information.
Redhat 6.0 based on the 2.2.5 kernel installs and runs fine.
Upgraded the RPMs to the 6.2 set + errata (including the 2.2.16-3 i386
kernel) also runs fine.
The kernel 2.4.0-test7 compiled for a Athlon also runs fine.
Hope this helps,
Oops typo in the above. My machine is a Socket A Althlon. The other person noted
above with the same problem was Slot A. The only thing common between his and my
set up is the Athlon processor and Redhat 6.2
The installer uses the output from the uname program to determine the
architecture. This is a kernel issue.
*** Bug 17334 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16229 ***