Bug 88560 - installer hangs on kernel panic after memory check
installer hangs on kernel panic after memory check
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-04-10 17:45 EDT by Terry Riley
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-05 12:35:42 EDT
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Description Terry Riley 2003-04-10 17:45:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
Install hangs after memory check:

Checking if this processor honors the WP bit even in supervisor mode
<1>Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address c0000000
printing eip:


Oops: 0003
CPU: 0
Etp: 0060:[<c01143eb>] Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010206

EIP is at (2.4.20-6BOOT)


<o> Kernel panic: Attempting fo kill the idel task!
In idle task -not syncing

At this point I have to power cycle to reboot.
Thanks for any help.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.begin install

Actual Results:  Install hangs in both graphic and text modes

Expected Results:  Installation proceeds

Additional info:

Computer is a Dell GXMT5166
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2003-06-05 12:35:42 EDT
This is a known problem for the original boxed set CD-ROM. You will find the
with it contains instructions on how to get a free update CD (the bug was caught
very late
alas). The net iso images have the bug fixed as do later CD-ROM's

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