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Bug 590776 - Kernel panic during install
Summary: Kernel panic during install
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 574570
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Shyam Iyer
QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-10 16:53 UTC by Chandler Wilkerson
Modified: 2015-04-28 04:18 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2010-07-15 14:49:47 UTC
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Description Chandler Wilkerson 2010-05-10 16:53:11 UTC
Description of problem:

When trying to install on a Dell Optiplex 960, I always get a kernel panic during the package installation phase. Watching the vt3 output, I see (transcribed):

INFO    : preparing to install packages
WARNING : /usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py:541: GtkWarning: gtk_progress_set_percentage: assertion `percentage >= 0 && percentage <= 1.0' failed self.progress.set_fraction (newval)

BUG: NMI Watchdog detected LOCKUP on CPU0, ip 7fcd8454eec7, registers:

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt an installation from DVD on affected machine
Actual results:

Kernel panic

Expected results:

Installed system

Additional info:

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-10 18:00:57 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Shyam Iyer 2010-05-17 15:57:29 UTC
Does passing nmi_watchdog=0 make the installation pass?

Comment 4 Chandler Wilkerson 2010-05-17 17:13:04 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Does passing nmi_watchdog=0 make the installation pass?    

Yes, the minimal installation just finished.

I'll test a full development workstation load next.

Thank you,


Comment 6 RHEL Program Management 2010-07-15 14:21:12 UTC
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **

Comment 7 Shyam Iyer 2010-07-15 14:49:47 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 574570 ***

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