Bug 82 - Kernel panic: Failed to allocate buffer hash table
Summary: Kernel panic: Failed to allocate buffer hash table
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1998-11-16 00:31 UTC by jan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1998-11-23 16:23:29 UTC

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Description jan 1998-11-16 00:31:16 UTC
The boot floppy for the RedHat 5.2 installer contains a
vmlinuz image that crashes my new machine.

Machine Details:
	Tyan S1836DLUAN-GX motherboard
	Dual PII 450MHz
	9.1 GB Ultra SCSI western digital hard drive
	Diamond Viper 550 video controller

Boot message:
	calibrating delay loop.. ok - 450.56 BogoMIPS
	initrd overwritten (0x00e00000 < 0x01014e34) - disabling
	Memory: 1032740k/1048576k available (708k kernel code, 384
reserved, 14744k data)
	Bad pmd in pte_alloc: 008000e7
	Kernel panic: Failed to allocate buffer hash table

	In swapper task - not syncing


The boot floppy for -> RedHat 5.0 <- does not
crash the machine, but I want to install RedHat 5.2

Comment 1 jan 1998-11-16 21:11:59 UTC
Found workaround.  It appears the kernel will not boot with very large
memory sizes (such as 1GB).  Giving the following parameters works:

linux mem=1008M expert

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1998-11-17 19:02:59 UTC
This problem should be fixed in the latest 2.0.36 final release. Try
downloading the new 2.0.36 rpm when it is made available and try this
one again. If yes then please close the bug report.

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