Bug 38732 - Kernal panics on Install running /sbin/loader
Summary: Kernal panics on Install running /sbin/loader
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-02 13:10 UTC by Nathan L
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-05-21 10:02:54 UTC

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Description Nathan L 2001-05-02 13:10:59 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)

displays error message:

OOPS: 0002
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c011f962>]

continues with dump at end says

Aiee, killing interrupt handler
Kernel panic: attempted to kill the idle task!
In swapper task - not syncing

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put CD in Drive
2. Press Enter at boot prompt
3. enjoy error message

VERY easy to reproduce :)

Actual Results:  System just halted, Ctrl-Alt-Del still worked through?

Expected Results:  Hopefully linux installing

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-02 13:18:46 UTC
could you try adding "no-hlt" or "no_hlt" to the syslinux line like:
"linux no-hlt" ?

Comment 2 Nathan L 2001-05-02 14:40:03 UTC
I have tried linux no-hlt with no luck.  still during "running /sbin/loader" 
comes up with all errors as per last time. I'm getting my hands on redhat 7.1 
tomorrow and see if same problem, would like to have linux working today 
though. thankz for your help so far.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-21 10:02:49 UTC
Did 7.1 work ?

Comment 4 Nathan L 2002-09-06 11:33:27 UTC
No, had memory problems, (more memory required) then gave up. Need new 
computer. for my linux box, oneday. Thankz

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