Bug 39864 - Kernel panic when using apend mem=xxxM
Summary: Kernel panic when using apend mem=xxxM
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ingo Molnar
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On: 36940
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Reported: 2001-05-09 13:59 UTC by David Revor
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-30 14:41:47 UTC
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Description David Revor 2001-05-09 13:59:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
On a compaq proliant 4500 the installer doesn't see enough memory to run 
so I adjusted the memory like I have for previous vers. The kernel panics 
with "VFS: cannot mount root device on 8:35". I have 512M in the system so 
I started with mem=512M then I tuned it down some knowing sometimes you 
have to go 1 less ie mem=511M. Still got a panic. Note: this box is NOT on 
the hardware list.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.from installation welcome screen type "linux mem=512M <cr>"

Actual Results:  Kernel panic

Expected Results:  Installtion should continue as normal with the kernel 
being able to utilize all available memory

Additional info:

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-05-09 20:29:08 UTC
I have the same problem with a Compaq 2500R.

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-09 20:34:13 UTC
Ingo: could you add an example of exactmap for a 64Mb machine here ?

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-11 08:38:49 UTC
Please look at bug 36940 for the commandline option to work around this.

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