Bug 518877 - Kernel Panic booting Fedora 11 live CD on system with VIA Samuel 2 cpu (VIA C3)
Summary: Kernel Panic booting Fedora 11 live CD on system with VIA Samuel 2 cpu (VIA C3)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 11
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-23 18:27 UTC by Peter Belew
Modified: 2010-06-28 14:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:15:58 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Photo of screen showing kernel panic (282.37 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-08-23 18:27 UTC, Peter Belew
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/proc/cpuinfo from Ubuntu (361 bytes, text/plain)
2009-08-23 18:30 UTC, Peter Belew
no flags Details
lspci -v output from Ubuntu (3.87 KB, text/plain)
2009-08-23 18:32 UTC, Peter Belew
no flags Details
/proc/meminfo from Ubuntu (1.14 KB, text/plain)
2009-08-23 18:33 UTC, Peter Belew
no flags Details
Screen photo of BIOS boot screen (118.93 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-08-23 18:35 UTC, Peter Belew
no flags Details
Boot line shown on screen (214.41 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-08-23 18:37 UTC, Peter Belew
no flags Details

Description Peter Belew 2009-08-23 18:27:45 UTC
Created attachment 358372 [details]
Photo of screen showing kernel panic

Description of problem:

  When I try to boot the F 11 live CD on my system with a Jetway 625EMP800/625EMW800 motherboard with a VIA cpu, after a few seconds a kernel panic results.

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

  Kernel on F 11 live Cd

How reproducible:

  This happens every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system, inserting live CD
2. In order to see information about the boot process, hit ESC and TAB and edit out 'quiet' in the boot line
3. Hit Enter and the boot proceeds to the crash.
Actual results:

 Screen messages scroll up, ending with the lines (taken from my photo)

 IO APIC resources could not be allocated
 registered taskstats version 1
  Magic number 5:676:694
 Initializing network drop monitor service
 Freeing unused kernel memory: 424k freed
 Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 1448k
 Kernel Panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!

Expected results:

 The system should boot into Fedora 11 Linux, at at least 800x600 mode or preferably somewhat greater than 1024x768.

Additional info:

 I don't have any text or binary crash data, but I'm attaching /proc/cpuinfo, output of lspci -v (from running Ubuntu), and screen photographs taken during the boot process as described above.

 This system normally runs Ubuntu 9.04 well. I have another system with a similar motherboard and CPU, which exhibits the same kernel panic.

Comment 1 Peter Belew 2009-08-23 18:30:46 UTC
Created attachment 358373 [details]
/proc/cpuinfo from Ubuntu

This shows the CPU type

Comment 2 Peter Belew 2009-08-23 18:32:06 UTC
Created attachment 358374 [details]
lspci -v output from Ubuntu

Comment 3 Peter Belew 2009-08-23 18:33:36 UTC
Created attachment 358375 [details]
/proc/meminfo from Ubuntu

Comment 4 Peter Belew 2009-08-23 18:35:21 UTC
Created attachment 358376 [details]
Screen photo of BIOS boot screen

A bit blurry, but shows the CPU type etc.

Comment 5 Peter Belew 2009-08-23 18:37:49 UTC
Created attachment 358378 [details]
Boot line shown on screen

Boot line as edited to make screen output verbose.

Comment 6 Peter Belew 2009-08-29 02:43:44 UTC
It turns out the VIA C3 CPU in this system is not i686-compatible. Since the live CD in question is targeted towards the i686, it's likely an unsupported instruction was executed. So unless Fedora supports more generic i386 CPUs, this problem is likely to be in the "won't fix" category.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 09:55:51 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 14:15:58 UTC
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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