Bug 58300 - RH7.2, Kernel Panic during installation from CD1 after boot promt
Summary: RH7.2, Kernel Panic during installation from CD1 after boot promt
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
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Reported: 2002-01-13 20:58 UTC by Raymond Horn
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-13 21:00:56 UTC
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full error message plus report of test done (2.11 KB, text/plain)
2002-01-13 21:00 UTC, Raymond Horn
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Description Raymond Horn 2002-01-13 20:58:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
I want to run an old computer as a gateway/firewall. I currently runs
with Suse 7.0 and I want to switch that to RedHat.

Not even booting from CD1 would work: the system stops with a blank
screen shortly after the lilo boot prompt.  When selecting the 'text'
or 'nofb' option the system still stops but it creates visible
text output. The last line says:

  <0> kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

I have contacted the Red Hat support with that problem and they ask
me to post the error on bugzilla too. It is probably a problem of
the installer anaconda.

I have an old version 6.0 from a red hat book that works fine. What
can I do to install the version 7.2?

The computer has the following hardware configuration:

  - CPU: AMD-K6 300MHz
  - RAM: 64 MByte
  - chip set: Acer Labs M1541 Aladdin V (rev 4)
              Acer Labs M5243 AGP (rev 4)
              Acer Labs M1533 Aladdin IV (rev 195)
  - graphics: S3 Trio64V2/DX or /GX (PCI)
  - ethernet: Realtek 8139 (rev 16)
              DEC DC21140 (rev 34)
  - ISDN:     AVM A1 (Fritz) (rev 2)

I will post a test report (different boot options, removing hardware)
with the full visible screen output as an attachment.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert CD1 or boot disk
2. select any option at boot prompt
3. after a few seconds the system stops
   (in text or nofb boot mode the kernel panic message can be seen.

Actual Results:  system does not react to any input and can just be reset.

Expected Results:  pop up of graphical installation front end

Additional info:

bug report #49452 seems to be similar, but ended Aug 3rd 01 with out solution

Comment 1 Raymond Horn 2002-01-13 21:00:51 UTC
Created attachment 42354 [details]
full error message plus report of test done

Comment 2 Raymond Horn 2002-01-13 21:29:05 UTC
I have just tried the 'mem=' boot parameter as stated in #49452.

Opposed to what was reported at #49452 using 'mem=64m' (the exakt
memory size) it worked on my computer!

Thus, the installation program seems to have a problem to
figure out the exact memory size. Stating the correct memory
size at the boot prompt get around that bug.

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