Bug 59488 - cpu#0 machine check exception
Summary: cpu#0 machine check exception
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i586 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-02-08 21:24 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-08 01:15:40 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-02-08 21:24:26 UTC
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
freezes.
may be a kernel problem, mandrake 8.1 does the same thing, but mandrake 8.0
installs fine

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standard install

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Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-02-08 21:55:23 UTC
Does it work if you type 
"nomce" 
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.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-02-09 10:58:14 UTC
Many thanks install now proceeds

Mick

Comment 3 Alan Cox 2003-06-08 01:15:40 UTC
Old compaq docs confirmed some early compaqs reported MCE incorrectly. Current
product treats pentium MCE as unreliable



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