Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59488
cpu#0 machine check exception
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:07 EDT
Description of Problem:
installing on a compaq lte 5280 laptop, p120, 1gb, 80mb
installing via pcmcia cdrom boot disk, or ftp.
error message cpu#0 machine check exception when in first stage install - then
may be a kernel problem, mandrake 8.1 does the same thing, but mandrake 8.0
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Does it work if you type
on the syslinux prompt?
"MCE" is self-diagnosis. whoever it seems that some board designer at compaq
made a habbit of wiring the MCE pin of the cpu to the 5V line ;(
nomce disables the checks.
Many thanks install now proceeds
Old compaq docs confirmed some early compaqs reported MCE incorrectly. Current
product treats pentium MCE as unreliable