Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57899
Kernel panic during install: invalid operand: 0000
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
Booting from a 7.2 CD (created from the downloadable ISO images),
the kernel loads, and then panics with the error message listed
Points to note:
1. The CD is fine. I've installed several other machines from the
same CD without problems
2. The machine is fine. It's currently running RH7.1, and I was
trying to upgrade to RH7.2. The RH7.1 install still works in
the same machine, as does the Linuxcare bootable business card.
The machine in question in an AMD K6/2 500 with 256MB RAM, a
Voodoo 3 3500 graphics card, and IDE disks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put the CD in the drive
2. Reset the machine
3. Watch it panic...
Actual Results: Kernel panic
Expected Results: Installer to load
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based on Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Invalid operand: 0000
EIP: 0010: [<c01122d1>]
eax: c0101d08 ebx: d0800000 ecx: 91a32000 edx: c0101000
esi: c1232000 edi: 0fff0000 ebp: 00000000 esp: c1727f54
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process swapper (pid: 1, stackapge=c1727000)
Stack: 0fff1000 00001000 0fff0000 c00fa7c0 91a32000 c0101d08 00000010 d0800000
c1232000 0fff0000 00000000 c0112523 d0800000 3f7f0000 c1232000 00000000
d122184e c00fa7c0 00000014 d0800000 c123184d c0233a70 0fff0000 c123184d
Call Trace: [<d0800000>] [<c0112523>] [<d0800000>] [<d122184c>] [<d0800000>]
[<c0105000>] [<c0105201>] [<c0105000>] [<c0105642>] [<c01051f8>]
Code: 0f 0b 8b 5c 24 14 85 db e9 31 01 00 00 89 f6 b8 f4 ff ff ff
<0> Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill init
The above info was typed in by hand. While I've been careful to ensure
it's accurate, I can't rule out the possiblity of typos.
I've the same error running on PCChips 768 (I'm not sure!) with Duron 750/128
MB RAM (I've checked 3 pcs of absolutely new mainboards, CPUs, RAMs, HDD and
nothing helped). On Celeron 677 and PCChips MB (I don't know which one) it runs
OK. Strange is that I've succesfully installed RH7.2 before 1 month on the same
HW (Duron750,PCChips...) where it NOW fails (I've tested the installer on the
running RH7.2 system and it FAILED... strange...).
I know that it's not the point but I also tried RH7.2 install CDs patched by
SGI XFS and the same thing happens...
Can you guys try typing
on the syslinux prompt (the VERY first screen) where you replace xxx with the
amount of memory you have minus 32 ?
That helped! I've got 256 MB (or 128 MB - depend on machine) and 8 MB shared
VGA memory (the smallest size BIOS supports). It helped even "mem=xxxM" where
xxx is mem size-8.
Yep, mem=224M works for me, too.
I am having a similar problem as follows:
Hardware = AMD Athlon 1600XP
512 MB memory
Nvidia Geforce2-GTS video card
Sound Blaster Live value
D-Link 530-TX+ (Realtek chip) NIC
CD drive and CD-RW drive (IDE both)
Dual boot w/Windows XP.Red Hat is on a second hard drive (both IDE).
I receive the following when trying to boot Red Hat 7.2
Kernel Bug at ioremap.c:73!
(dump info similar to above)
<0> Kernel panic:attempted to kill init!
I tried booting from a linux boot disk and used the mem=510M parameter. This
worked twice in a row and I got into Linux fine. I rebooted again and using
the same parameter it did not work. I tried lowering the memory to a few
values with no change (as low as 256). I typed it in the exact same way when
it worked twice and then did not. My video card is not on board so I am not
loosing memory that way.
Any help or advice is appreciated. I am a windows wiz but a newbie to Linux.
*** Bug 58813 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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