Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214092
kernel panic at bootup
Last modified: 2008-05-06 12:42:47 EDT
Description of problem:
At bootup, there is a kernel panic message:
<0> kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
After selecting the kernel version from grub, the system freezes showing the
above message in the final line. After one or two restarts the kernel
successfully boots. Can't find anything in /var/log/messages as it is too early
in the boot process for anything to be written. dmesg output looks OK too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
After clean installing Fedora Core 5, using yumex, I updated the kernel to:
If the machine has been switched off for a while.
Steps to Reproduce:
CPU: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 1800+ stepping 02
Memory: 514444k/524272k available (2041k kernel code, 9312k reserved, 801k data,
220k init, 0k highmem)
Motherboard: ASUS A7V333
could you capture the whole backtrace? even a photograph of the screen would be
Created attachment 140921 [details]
a photograph of kernel panic at boot
>could you capture the whole backtrace? even a photograph of the screen would
Attached is a photograph of the screen at boot.
Hope this is helpful.
there's one fix that *might* explain this problem pending for the next update.
I'll get it into updates-testing by the end of the week hopefully.
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