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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
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.
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!
The system should boot into Fedora 11 Linux, at at least 800x600 mode or preferably somewhat greater than 1024x768.
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.
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/proc/cpuinfo from Ubuntu
This shows the CPU type
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lspci -v output from Ubuntu
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/proc/meminfo from Ubuntu
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Screen photo of BIOS boot screen
A bit blurry, but shows the CPU type etc.
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Boot line shown on screen
Boot line as edited to make screen output verbose.
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.
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