RedHat 5.2 Install Hangs on "idle task may not sleep"

RedHat 5.2 Install Hangs on "idle task may not sleep"

Post by David H. Co » Sat, 27 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Hi --

Still hoping to get help with my install problem, I am dead in the water.

When installing RedHat 5.2 on a Compaq Presario 4532 the install hangs up after
saying "idle task may not sleep" five times. Can anybody even tell me how to
parse this Zen phrase?

Thanks for any tips!

-- David H. Copp


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I installed redhat the other day on a computer that has the following:

asus p2l97 pii motherboard
2 64mb sdram dimms
fujitso 3.5 gb hard drive
trident 9865 video card w/pc2tv
powercom 32-bit pci

and it all isntalled fine, but when I tried to login my password
wouldn't work. which wass weird. so I re-installed just the base
system.. still didn't work.. next time it didnt work.. then teh next
time during install it was copying hte kbd-package and it gave me a
bunch of errors (I didnt think to write them down until the very last
time) and was saying "Idle tasks may not sleep" over and over then did

so I reinstalled again then again n and once more. these times it did
it all during "making ext2fs system".. and the last time I tried to
reinstall here's what I got :
Code: f6 42 14 10 74 0e 0f 6a 72 14
general protection : 0000
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<0011be9c>]
EFLAGS: 00010213
eax: 06bd6498 edi:00001ff ebp: 00008000 esp:009afa4
ds: 0018 es: 0018 fs: 0018 gs: 0018 ss: 0018

Process Kswapd (Pid: 3, Process nr: 3, stack page=0009a000
Stack: 000000DD 00000003 00000000 00000000 06bd6498 0011f40f 00000006
00000000 00000000 001b0c45 00000000 00009000 0011f463 00000003
00000000 00000000
00000100 00efbfdc 009b606 0010946b 00000000 0011f46bc 001c81b0

Call Trace: [<0011f40f>] [<0011f5b3>] {<0010946b>] [<0a11f4bc>]
Code: f6 42 14 10 74 0e 0f 6a 72 14

install exited abnormally = received sig 11

Sending termination signals..done
Sending Kill signals..done
Unmounting filesytems.../tmp/rhimage failed: Device resource busy
you may safely boot your system.

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