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I have installed Redhat7 (workstation) on my Compaq Presario 2100 and I am
unable to get Linux to boot. The screen freezes during the boot process
and I get the following error message:
Call Trace: Bad EIP value
Code:<1>Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 0000b4fc
eax:000b4fc ebx:00000000 ecx:0000b4fd edx:00000001
esi:c3ddbf2e edi:c3ddf8e ebp:0000bf26 esp:c3ddbe92
ds:0018 es:0018 ss:0018
Process swapper (pid:1,process nr:1,stackpage=c3ddb000
stack:0000bf38 0000bf26 00000086 0000b4fd c025b0a3 c010a535
c01e928e 00000000 00000000 c010f843 c01e928e c3ddbef2 00000000 c3dda000
00000001 c0106000 0000bf26 c0000000 86e00000 c010a181 c3ddbef2 00000000
Call Trace: Bad EIP value.
Code:0f b6 0c 03 89 4c 24 14 51 68 1f 7a 1e c0 e8 9e a3 00 00 83
My computer has the following hardware:
133 Mhz Cyrix (80486DX processor type)
2.0 GB harddrive (standard IDE/ESDI)
64 MB EDO RAM
Phoenix BIOS EPP revision 3.00 (plug n play)
standard 101 key keyboard
compaq presario 336-df modem
creative labs sound blaster 16
standard PS/2 mouse
compaq presario v400 color monitor
I believe that the video is onboard.
If you need any further information please contact me at
Also I am a newbie so please explain the answer as simple as possible.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Turn computer on
2.go through boot process
3.freeze up at BAD EIP value
I too am a newbie and am seeing the same problem with an almost identical
I am also experiencing this boot problem using the LILO boot floppy. You can reference
ticket 202247 for my contact info.
I have an ASUS CUV4X-D motherboard, P-III/1.0GHz processor, 2.0GB of PC133 RAM,
WD 20GB hard drive, one CDROM on IDE, one CDRW on SCSI i/f (Adaptect 2940UW),
100MB ZIP on IDE, floppy, PCI sound card, PCI ethernet card, AGP graphics card, etc.
I have downgraded to 1.0GB RAM upon suggestion of RH support. I have reconfigured
to a 133MB boot partition upon suggestion of RH support. I am configuring a 1GB
swap partition, a 1.6GB root partiont, and a 4.0GB /usr2 partition. Install progresses
fine but end result will not boot from either LILO floppy or from hard drive.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/