Bug 31815 - Bad EIP value- unable to handle kernel paging request
Bad EIP value- unable to handle kernel paging request
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-14 20:23 EST by walt
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:38:56 EDT
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Description walt 2001-03-14 20:23:41 EST
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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
*pde 00000000
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 
c3ddbef2 c01e7a27

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)
8x cdrom
ISA bus
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.



Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Turn computer on
2.go through boot process
3.freeze up at BAD EIP value
Comment 1 Pete Willetts 2001-09-30 07:46:08 EDT
I too am a newbie and am seeing the same problem with an almost identical 
Comment 2 Tim Hunkler 2002-03-19 19:33:46 EST
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.
Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:38:56 EDT
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/

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