FIXED: Kernel panic with Mandrake 7.2 (x86_serial_nr=1 doesn't seem to work)

FIXED: Kernel panic with Mandrake 7.2 (x86_serial_nr=1 doesn't seem to work)

Post by Jeffrey Veis » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



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Ok...Major DUH here.  The system I originally installed Mandrake
to had 256M RAM; 128M PC100 and 128M PC133.  For some reason, it only
detected 64M of it so I added the mem= option to lilo.conf.  I only
installed the 128M PC133 chip into the new machine with plans to get
another PC133 chip but (stupid me) forgot to take the mem= out of the
lilo.conf!

I'd like to thank all of you who responded.  Those of you who suggested
a memory issue get the prize!  :)

Thanks again!

-Jeff

Quote:> Any assistance is appreciated!

> I've recently put together a new system, freshly installed Windows 98,
> but can't seem to get Mandrake 7.2 linux to boot.  It keeps crashing
> (hard...I have to power cycle the machine) with:

>    Memory: 256000k/261120k available (1136k kernel code, 420k reserved, 3016k data, 128k init, 0k bigmem)
>    general protection fault: 0000
>    CPU:    0
>    EIP:    0010:[<c0121c37>]
>    EFLAGS: 00010286
>    eax: 0000009f   ebx: cfeff0d8   ecx: c0233480   edx: c0233480
>    esi: 00000028   edi: ffffffff   ebp: cfefffe0   esp: c024dec8
>    ds: 0018   es: 0018   ss: 0018
>    Process swapper (pid: 0, process nr: 0, stackpage=c024d000)
>    Stack: <removed...too many numbers!>
>    Call Trace: [<c0106000>] [< . . .
>    Code: 89 07 8b 3f 83 ee 01 73 c4 c7 07 00 00 00 00 fa c7 45 08 2b
>    Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
>    In swapper task - not syncing

> There are two HD's in the system: one SCSI which is all Linux and the
> other IDE which is all windows.

> I can boot from a Slackware 7.1 SCSI boot floppy with root=/dev/sda5
> and it boots fine.

> LILO is still installed on the IDE drive and I've tried adding:

>    x86_serial_nr=1 ide2=0x6800,0x6402 ide3=0x6000,0x5802

> which I got from the /proc/pci file when I booted from the slackware
> floppy.  This was added to both the default 2.2.17 kernel and the
> 2.4 kernel I installed when I installed Mandrake.

> Also, I tried booting off the Slackware floppy with the above options
> so I could see the HD on the ATA100 bus (as /dev/hde).  I modified
> lilo.conf to point to hde instead of hda and added the above lilo
> options, re-ran lilo, and got a LI message upon reboot.

> Here's the specs on the new system:

>    Asus A7V, 1GHz T-bird, 128M PC133:
>       AGP:    ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 32M
>       slot 1: empty
>       slot 2: 3com 3C905-TX 10/100 ethernet
>       slot 3: Creative Labs SB Live! 5.1
>       slot 4: Adaptec 3940UW SCSI
>       slot 5: Empty

>       ATA100:
>          Primary:   Western Digital WD307AA 30M UDMA/66
>          Secondary: None

>       Adaptec 3940 channel A:
>          0 Seagate Cheetah ST19101W
>       Adaptec 3940 channel B:
>          1 Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-304
>          4 Plextor 12/10/32S CDRW

>       IRQ's (IRQ sharing is annoying):
>           9 SB Live!
>          10 3com ethernet
>          10 ATA100
>          11 ATI All-In-Wonder
>          15 Adaptec 3940UW
>          11 Adaptec 3940UW

>          Primary and secondary IDE disabled (free's 14 & 15)
>          Parallel port disabled (free's 7)
>          USB disabled

> The Western Digital IDE drive has only FAT32 partitions with
> the first loaded with Windows 98SE

> The Seagate SCSI has Mandrake 7.2 installed when the whole
> SCSI chain was in my previous PC *exactly* the same.  In other
> words, all the SCSI devices are connected in the same places
> with the same cables with the same SCSI id's as in my previous
> PC and it worked fine.

> Thanks in advance for any and all assistance!

> -Jeff