Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17291
Installed kernel fails on Duron
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
After instalation on AMD Duron 600Mz reboot seems to load kernel and kernel
seems to fail after producing about one screen of info. Included is:
Disabling CPUID Serial number...general protection fault: 0000
There is then what looks like a dump of the cpu registers and some other
information and it ends with:
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In swapper task - not syncing
The "boot floppy" made during the instalation produces the same result on
the Duron but runs on an AMD K6-2 300Mz.
I can boot the Duron with an instal floppy coppied from the 6.2 CD using
the rescue option. I can then mount my hard drive and find that many files
have actually been installed.
This is fixed in the errata kernel rpm (2.2.16). If you boot via rescue as you
have done then run
wherevermyrootdiskis/sbin/chroot /wherevermyrootdiskis /bin/sh
and use rpm to install the errata kernel rpm
then all will be rather happier. The duron reused a flag for different meanings
confusing the Linux kernel that assumed the flag was cross vendor.