Bug 17291 - Installed kernel fails on Duron
Installed kernel fails on Duron
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.2
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-09-06 13:18 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-06 13:18:29 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-09-06 13:18:26 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.

Art Sherman
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-09-15 13:24:24 EDT
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
cd /
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.

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