Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63819
Kernel Panic w/ AMD Duron in VMware
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
I tried installing under the latest beta under vmware using bootnet.img and I am
getting a kernel panic when booting the installer kernel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the latest vmware workstation 3.1
2. Create a boot floopy from bootnet.img
3. Boot on an AMD Duron processor in VMWare (host RH7.2)
Actual Results: Kernel Panic
Expected Results: It should have let me install the latest redhat beta.
I was running the first skipjack beta under vmware with a k6-2/500 and
everything was working fine. I upgraded my motherboard to an AMD Duron 1000Mhz
and I got the kernel panic on boot up of beta2. Thinking it was VMware I
updated to the latest 3.1 and started a new guest OS using beta2's
bootnet.img->floppy. Still received the kernel panic (posted below).
I tried a 7.2 bootnet.img just to make sure it was working, and it loaded fine.
I realize that this might just be a problem with VMware, thought I would post
anyway. I don't have any spare partitions to test w/o VMWare at the moment.
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... general protection fault: 0000
EIP: 0010:[<c02740bc>] Not tainted
eax: 000006d0 ebx: 00000000 ecx: 00000001 edx: c025a1c8
esi: 00079800 edi: c0105000 ebp: 0006e000 esp: c0273fd4
ds: 0018 es:0018 ss:0018
Process swapper (pid: 0, stackpage=c0273000)
Stack c02741b0 c02590e0 c02236a7 c02590e0 c027468e 00006000 00006000 00006000
00006000 c029f380 c0100191
Code: 0f 22 e0 68 f9 29 24 c0 e8 b7 37 ea ff 59 db e3 dd 05 e0 9b
<0>Kernel panic: Attpempted to kill the idle task!
In idle task - not syncing