Bug 17334 - RH6.2 won't boot on new Athlons
RH6.2 won't boot on new Athlons
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 17207
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-09-07 15:32 EDT by Neal D. Becker
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-07 15:35:41 EDT
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Description Neal D. Becker 2000-09-07 15:32:01 EDT
RH6.2 kernel turns uses an option that causes a panic on boot on new
Athlons
(slot A Thunderbird).

The problem is caused by the disable CPUID option.  Strangely, it's turned
on 
in the kernel that's on the RH6.2 ISO, but if you get the standard RH6.2
kernel source, it's 
off by default.

Rebuilding my kernel from the source with just the default options fixes
the problem.

Unfortunately, only very experience Linux users will be able to get the
system booted
so they are able to rebuild the kernel - so I hope you guys will offer an
updated ISO!
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-09-11 14:52:05 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17207 ***

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