Bug 52970 - 7.1 installation ( kernel issue ? )
7.1 installation ( kernel issue ? )
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-31 15:01 EDT by Richard Hebert
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-04 10:50:11 EDT
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Description Richard Hebert 2001-08-31 15:01:21 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):

How Reproducible:
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:
1.Insert disk 
2.Start install ( on that type of machine )type any option
3.Watch it stop dead in it's track 

Actual Results:
Fatal error.RedHat 7.1 cant be installed at all 
from a  boxed set of CD's.
Brand new.

Expected Results:
Would have  expected it to upgrade my actual 7.0

Additional Information:
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.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-31 15:49:52 EDT
Can you try to boot with 'linux ide=nodma'?  Does that help?
Comment 2 Richard Hebert 2001-08-31 15:55:27 EDT
sorry no   the  linux ide=nodma has been tried
also been tried in the lilo.conf  to use  lba32  instead of linear 
same  result.
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 

Comment 3 Richard Hebert 2001-09-03 15:06:23 EDT
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.

Richard Hebert
Comment 4 Alan Cox 2001-09-04 10:50:01 EDT
I need the dump trace values, in paticular the segment registers, EIP, and


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