Bug 487441 - Kernel panic on boot when PNY 6200 GeForce 6 (nvidia) graphics card enabled
Kernel panic on boot when PNY 6200 GeForce 6 (nvidia) graphics card enabled
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Reported: 2009-02-25 19:09 EST by M Frost
Modified: 2009-12-18 03:03 EST (History)
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Description M Frost 2009-02-25 19:09:55 EST
Description of problem:

Fedora 10 installed and working with on-board graphics card. Installed PNY card and enable through BIOS. Boot of exits with last line "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time with the new card enabled

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot
Actual results:
Kernel panic

Expected results:
Boot to Fedora-10

Additional info:
HP d230
BIOS at 1.11 or upgraded to latest 1.14
onboard Intel graphics (run as vesa at present)
PNY 6200 GeForce 6 (nvidia), PCI interface

Boot does not reach the Fedora-10 new graphics boot.

Removing "quiet" from the kernel boot provide more information,
showing 100+ lines before they disappear because the kernel then
displays several backtraces, the last is for swapper which says:

BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper/1/0x10000001
Modules linked in:
PID: 1, comm: swapper Tainted: G     D #1
 [<c042af6d>] __schedule_buf+0x5f/0x66
 [<c06a8d4f>] schedule+0x9f/0x70d
 [<c0406f63>] ? do_softirq+0xbe/0xdb
 [<c0404cd7>] ? restore_nocheck_notrace+0x0/0xe
 [<c040590b>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10

I have not found a log file in which this information is logged, so it is entered from reading the screen.
Comment 1 M Frost 2009-03-07 10:21:12 EST
The AGP slot was empty. I have since obtained an AGP card, with both the PCI card and the AGP card installed, either of the cards functions correctly. The problem seems to be the presence of PCI graphics card without an AGP card installed.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 04:52:48 EST
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 03:03:18 EST
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is 
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