Bug 49452 - Kernel panic during installation RH 7.1
Summary: Kernel panic during installation RH 7.1
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-19 16:51 UTC by Andrew Lawrence
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:39:05 UTC
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Description Andrew Lawrence 2001-07-19 16:51:10 UTC
Description of Problem:
Kernel panic installing on P-133, 80Meg ram, 10Gig HD, SB 64, ACER 210 Lan

Give blue screen immediately after kernel load with msgs:

Oops:  0000
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<00000000>]
EFLAGS: 00010046
eax: 000000000 ebx: c0240000 ecx: 00000032 edx: 00000019
esi: c0107210 edi: c0240000 ebp: 0006e000 esp: c0241fd4
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process swapper (pid: 0, stackpage=c0241000)
Stack c0107233 00000010 00000246 00005000 00079800 c0105000 c024282d
    c025ffe0 00000000 c0100191
Call Trace: [<c0107233>] [<c010729a>] [<c0105000>] [<c0100191>]

Code: Bad EIP value
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In idle task - not syncing

How Reproducible:

Come to my office!!!!

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Book airfare
2.  goto airport
3.  catch flight

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Additional Information:
Both WIN98 and Debian Potato (2.2.3) install correctly without problems.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-07-19 22:53:47 UTC
Try booting with 'linux ide=nodma'.  Does that help?

Comment 2 Andrew Lawrence 2001-07-20 07:24:02 UTC
booting with 'linux ide=nodma" produces a blank blue screen after messages 
'running install...' and 'running /sbin/loader'

booting with 'expert' produces blank blue screen w/ msg 'divide error: 
000' after screen 4 'Installation Method'.. response 'LOCAL CDROM'. Blue 
screen gives 'EIP: 0010:[<c0107233>]', 'Code: c3 fb c3 89 f6 fb b8 ff ff ff ff 
ba 00 e0 ff ff 21 e2 87 42', and 'Kernel panic....', et 

After panic CTL-ALT-DEL does not work and CDROM drive is locked (will not 

Hard drive is Maxtor 88400D8, 8011MB (LBA mode) on hda
CDROM is CR-4801TE CD-R on hdd

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-07-23 16:25:24 UTC
Changing component to the kernel.

Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2001-07-23 16:28:04 UTC
Could you give a more detailed overview of the system ?
Eg what chipset and such (lspci will show you, as will the Win98 hardware info

Comment 5 Andrew Lawrence 2001-07-23 18:16:17 UTC
lspci (Debian/GNU) gives:

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C585VP [Apollo VP1/VXP] (rev 
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/A/B PCI-to-ISA [Apollo VP] 
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586 IDE [Apollo[ (rev 02)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8029 (AS)
00:0b.0 VGA Compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro 215GP (reg 

The NIC is an ACER 200 10 mips PCI
The video is an ATI Xpert @Work PCI

Comment 6 Andrew Lawrence 2001-07-23 18:17:15 UTC
Sorry typo. The NIC is an ACER 201.

Comment 7 Andrew Lawrence 2001-07-23 18:35:02 UTC
This system is an old work horse that has been running in different 
configurations with different hardware for many years.

MB: Unknown manufacuter: VIA VX Pro chipset, 6 PCI, 3 EISA slots
Memory: 2 x 8 Meg SIMMS + 2 x 32Meg SIMMS = 80 Meg
CPU: Intel Pentium-S 133
Video: ATI Xpert @Work PCI
Lan: Acer 201 10Mbps PCI
Sound: Soundbaster 64 EISA
Disk: Maxtor 88400D 8Gig in LBA mode on /dev/hda
CD: CR-4801TE CD-R on /dev/hdd
One standard 3 1/2 floppy

Comment 8 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-02 10:08:05 UTC
Ok could you try specifying "mem=78M" (yes 2Mb less than you have) on the
syslinux commandline ? The memory detection algorithm changed in 2.4 and maybe
the bios is providing slightly off results.

Comment 9 Andrew Lawrence 2001-08-03 22:30:38 UTC
"linux mem=78M" and "linux mem=78M,ide=nodma" produce the same results already 

Comment 10 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:05 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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