Bug 17291 - Installed kernel fails on Duron
Summary: Installed kernel fails on Duron
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-09-06 17:18 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-06 17:18:29 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-09-06 17:18:26 UTC
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 17:24:24 UTC
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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