Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177290
Kernel crashed in VmWare workstation 5.5 after first boot
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:24:12 EST
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Description of problem:
When I installed fc5test1 onto VMWare Workstation 5.5, the VM crashes while attempting to load the kernel. I took 'rhgb quiet' out of the GRUB bootoptions, and it fails when "protecting kernel read-only data". That is the last output from the console, and then VMWare tells me that the VM had a "virtual machine kernel stack fault (hardware reset)". I also attempted using 'noapic', and that didn't work either.
Note that the install went fine, the VM will simply not boot after that.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fc5test1 on VMWare Workstation 5.5
Actual Results: The system will not boot after install
Expected Results: The system should boot.
Note that I have not attempted this on another host (I don't have one immediately available). The host is running WinXP SP2, and it's a P4 3.06 (hyperthreading enabled). The selection in VMWare for the OS appears to be irrelevant (I've attempted RHEL4 and 'Other Linux 2.6 kernel').
there was a bug in test1 (and was documented in the release notes).
boot with 'mem=nopentium' and it should get past it.
The latest rawhide kernels have this fixed.