Bug 17207 - Redhat 6.2 fails to install on Althlon machines
Redhat 6.2 fails to install on Althlon machines
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 16229
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
: 17334 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-09-03 14:06 EDT by David Summers
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-11 14:52:05 EDT
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Description David Summers 2000-09-03 14:06:30 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
CPU:    0
EIP:    0010:[<c02340f4>]
EFLAGS  00010282

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,

David Summers.
Comment 1 David Summers 2000-09-03 14:13:40 EDT
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

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-07 16:41:22 EDT
The installer uses the output from the uname program to determine the
architecture. This is a kernel issue.
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-09-11 14:52:02 EDT
*** Bug 17334 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-09-12 18:55:39 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16229 ***

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