Bug 458458 - Booting kernel dies when running installation DVD for rawhide under VritualBox
Booting kernel dies when running installation DVD for rawhide under VritualBox
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-08 11:48 EDT by Paul Ross
Modified: 2008-09-14 15:57 EDT (History)
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Description Paul Ross 2008-08-08 11:48:17 EDT
Description of problem:

After the initial kernel compress the rawhide DVD gets to some lines starting with "ACPI" before crashing with a kernel dump and the final line:

Kernel - panic : not syncing : Fatal exception in interrupt

How reproducible:

9 out of 10 attempts so far

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start virtual box on a FC9 installation
2. Create a new VM
3. Mount the rawhide iso as a cd\dvd and start the VM
4. Elect to "install or upgrade an existing system"
5. Observe the brief pause at the "SMP Alternatives - *" line
6. Get to some lines refering to ACPI and then observe the kernel crash
Actual results:

Kernel crashes on start up, forcing hard reset of the machine

Expected results:

Kernel uncompresses and proceeds to the anaconda graphical installer

Additional info:

Unsure whether this is related to working under VirtualBox or whether the crash can be observed under native hardware.
Comment 1 Paul Ross 2008-09-14 15:56:00 EDT
Latest release of VirtualBox (2.0.2) fixes this problem.

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