Bug 202139 - Failure to boot on non-PAE hardware
Failure to boot on non-PAE hardware
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel-xen (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brian Brock
: 202187 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-08-10 19:56 EDT by Adam Huffman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-25 17:01:08 EDT
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Description Adam Huffman 2006-08-10 19:56:41 EDT
Description of problem:
The kernel installed on a Vaio S1XP laptop does not boot, because the CPU has no
PAE support.  Perhaps anaconda should check whether the CPU has this support
before offering Xen as an option?  After I saw the message I vaguely remembered
a discussion of this on one of the mailing lists, but couldn't remember how it
was resolved.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot laptop
Actual results:
Kernel panics with a message about not being able to boot a PAE kernel on a
non-PAE CPU.

Expected results:
Kernel boots

Additional info:

The CPU is a Pentium M 1.7GHz

I have filed the bug against kernel-xen for the moment, though as I indicated
earlier, either this problem should be alluded to in the release notes (which
were blank) or anaconda should refuse to install Xen on such hardware.
Comment 1 Brian Stein 2006-08-11 10:26:03 EDT
*** Bug 202187 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-25 17:01:08 EDT
anaconda doesn't allow you to install Xen on pae-less hardware now

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