I have attempted now a number of times to install Mandrake 8.2. Each time,
the installation proceeds normally, then abruptly ends, with a kernel panic.
Thinking this maybe some sort of incompatibility issue with my PC, I then
attempted to install Redhat 7.3, with the same result. The kernel panic
message is as follows:-
CPU 0: Machine Check Execution : 0000000000000004
BANK 1: b600000000000181 at 000000000af0be80
Kernel Panic: CPU Context Corrupt
I would, in normal circumstances, believe this to be a hardware error with
my PC. But for the fact, that I am able install and boot any version of a
(un)popular, Redmond based operating system, with no problem at all.
I am currently running on an AMD Athlon 1000Mz processor, 256MB of DDR
(PC2100) memory, which is branded, but I don't know by who.
I have a suspicion that the problem could lie with an incompatibility with
the Athlon Processor, and the kernel that is used during the installation,
but would like to hear from anyone who could shed some light on this for me.