Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 811225
Early kernel panic 3.3+ on Dell XPS
Last modified: 2012-04-25 23:26:46 EDT
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Booting the kernel 3.3.0 and 3.3.1 fails with an early kernel panic on dell XPS L501X machines.
(PANIC: early exception 06 rip 10:ffffffff81d369ef error 0 cr2 0) directly after Loading initramfs
I've found two forum posts of people with the same problem and exactly the same hardware.
The forum post adds a workaround, disabling the wifi in the BIOS. I did not try this, but it isn't a solution for me.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Buy a dell XPS Studio 15
2. Install fedora
3. Upgrade to latest kernel (3.3.1)
4. Reboot and try to boot kernel 3.3.1
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=278551 and http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=278617
I'm seeing this too. Same hardware, same problem. Disabling wifi in the BIOS avoids the kernel panic, but leaves me with a largely pointless laptop.
It's now been reported upstream:
I'd encourage anyone hitting this bug to add a comment to the upstream entry. The more chatter, the more likely it is to get looked at.
This is a major issue because you can't even solve it by switching distro.
I have the same issue running fedora 16 on kernels 3.2.10-3.3.1 but on a dell
studio xps 13 (studio xps 1340).
I could not disable the wifi thru the bios so i couldn't say if is the wifi
Same hardware and same troubles as Nathan Samson
Same problem with dell studio xps 1340
I've recompiled the Fedora 16 3.3.2 kernel from update-testing (3.3.2-1.fc16) with the patch from Tejun Heo (https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43098) and I can confirm that now my Dell XPS 15 is booting and working without any issue.
If someone wants to test the patched 3.3.2-1.fc16 I can provide x86_64 RPMs.
Thanks to all.
*** Bug 809158 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
OK. We'll get this pulled in soon. Thank you very much for the pointer!
kernel-3.3.2-8.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
kernel-3.3.2-6.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
kernel-126.96.36.199-6.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.3.2-8.fc17'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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kernel-3.3.2-8.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
kernel-3.3.2-6.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
I have a Dell XPS17 and I have been having this problem since the first kernel 3.3 update on FC16 x86_64 (The last working kernel was kernel-3.2.10-3.fc16).
I can confirm that kernel-3.3.2-6.fc16 is booting successfully without the PANIC.
I just ran my updates and I have a Kernel Panic error also. Error: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0). I do not have a Dell. I have a Gateway DX 4200 with Nvidia 9600, Specs found here: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/DX4200/1015576R/1015576Rsp3.shtml.
I have tried to rebuild the boot partition and it still will not load. I am not able to boot to previouse 3.3.1-3 as the system will not let me install the proper nvidia drivers for that Kernel. The fs is listed correctly as is the 0,0.
I hope an update is pushed before having to move to 17 as I am looking at reinstalling to fix this. Any help would be greatly appriciated!
Currently running on USB Live Fedora 16 to post this :-(
kernel-188.8.131.52-6.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.