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Bug 59488 - cpu#0 machine check exception
cpu#0 machine check exception
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-02-08 16:24 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 21:15:40 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-02-08 16:24:26 EST
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
installs fine

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standard install

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Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-02-08 16:55:23 EST
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.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-02-09 05:58:14 EST
Many thanks install now proceeds

Comment 3 Alan Cox 2003-06-07 21:15:40 EDT
Old compaq docs confirmed some early compaqs reported MCE incorrectly. Current
product treats pentium MCE as unreliable

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