Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52970
7.1 installation ( kernel issue ? )
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:47 EDT
Description of Problem:
7.1 wont install on a Protek 154AA
Cyrix M-II 233 on a EPoX ep-5bvpxb
original RH CD's ( boxed set )
The installation disk boots the install
Select text or any other option and hit enter
goes like this
( dump ) then
Kernel Panic tried to kill init !
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Same way as described.
I did went to my sister in law who has the same model
and brand.The same happens also on her machine.
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Start install ( on that type of machine )type any option
3.Watch it stop dead in it's track
Fatal error.RedHat 7.1 cant be installed at all
from a boxed set of CD's.
Would have expected it to upgrade my actual 7.0
I have tried to upgrade the kernel with the 3 different
ones on the cd.no go.( the 1 386 586 and 686 )
( yes i did modify lilo.conf and run lilo )
i have been on this since monday.
I tried power management off
I tried with a boot disk.That was interresting.
I used the 7.0 boot disk then i was able to install but the
new install ends it's boot with the same dump/halt/message combo.
Then i reinstalled 7.0. This morning i removed all the pc cards except the video card anbd tried to install same thing no go.
I beleive the 2.4.2 series kernel can't be used with this machine.
Can you try to boot with 'linux ide=nodma'? Does that help?
sorry no the linux ide=nodma has been tried
also been tried in the lilo.conf to use lba32 instead of linear
anything else you can think about ill gladly try : )
before submitting this report i spent like 20 hours serious work on this.
Thanks for answering
Newly tried to solve.
I upgraded the BIOS this morning same result.
I used a config file from the kernel-source and built a kernel
using the 2.4.9 tar.gz from kernel.org
it builds and runs ,though for some reason i cant get on the net using
pppoe.Still this further demonstrates that the kernel as provided dosent
run on my machine.Also this points a finger at a RH patch that's
incompatible with a Cyrix M-II 233 on an EPoX Motherboard.
I need the dump trace values, in paticular the segment registers, EIP, and