Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432294
f8 crashed during boot due to kernel: ACPI Exception (battery-0184): AE_SUPPORT, Extracting size _BST 
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:58:19 EST
Description of problem:
I have ACER Aspire 3003 on which I installed f8 from Fedora 8 i386 DVD.
Installation worked fine and also first boot was successful. I run yum update to
get latest updates. After full update I reboot computer and during boot f8
crashed with message:
Starting anacron: /etc/rc5.d/S99anacron: line 24: 2027 Segmentation fault
/usr/bin/on_ac_power > /dev/null
/etc/rc.d/functions: line 181: 2031 Segmentation fault $nice /bin/bash -c
"$corelimit >/dev/null 2>&1 ; $*" [FAILED]
Information from /var/log/messages :
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Feb 10 01:26:59 localhost kernel: ACPI Exception (battery-0184): AE_SUPPORT,
Extracting size _BST 
Feb 10 01:26:59 localhost kernel: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer
dereference at virtual address 00000001
Feb 10 01:26:59 localhost kernel: printing eip: c047d9a0 *pde = 14146067 *pte =
Feb 10 01:26:59 localhost kernel: Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
Feb 10 01:26:59 localhost kernel: Modules linked in: autofs4 sunrpc
nf_conntrack_ipv4 xt_state nf_conntrack nfnetlink xt_tcpudp ipt_REJECT
iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables cpufreq_ondemand dm_mirror dm_multipath dm_mod
ipv6 arc4 snd_intel8x0 snd_intel8x0m ecb snd_seq_dummy blkcipher snd_ac97_codec
ac97_bus snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq b43 rfkill snd_seq_device
mac80211 snd_pcm_oss cfg80211 snd_mixer_oss input_polldev snd_pcm battery ac
snd_timer snd pcspkr button soundcore k8temp hwmon i2c_sis96x sis900 ssb
snd_page_alloc i2c_core mii joydev sg sr_mod cdrom usb_storage ata_generic
pata_sis libata sd_mod scsi_mod ext3 jbd mbcache uhci_hcd ohci_hcd ehci_hcd
Feb 10 01:26:59 localhost kernel: CPU: 0
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Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Linux version 184.108.40.206-115.fc8
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install f8 from DVD
2. boot from disc
3. get latest updates with "yum update"
f8 crashed during boot
system should boot in to f8
Created attachment 294526 [details]
/var/log/messages - messages from firdt boot till crash
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