At the LILO: prompt, type
and you should be able to boot. If you do some searches on "Athlon
CPUID Linux" you will find others who had this problem too, and more
After I booted that first time, I recompiled the kernel with a
different cpu level selected, and it would boot without intervention.
I think you can also fix it without recompiling by making lilo append
the "x86_serial_nr=1" automatically.
For what it's worth, Mandrake 7.1 didn't have this problem. I would
suspect the newer redhat doesn't either.
Peter> I have installed Redhat 6.2 on a new AMD machine without problems.
Peter> However, I cannot start the system. The error I receive is:
Peter> CPU AMD AMD Duron(TM) Processor stepping 00
Peter> Enabling extended fast FPU save and restore... done.
Peter> Disabling CPUID Serial number...general protection fault: 0000
Peter> CPU: 0
Peter> EIP: 0010:[<c02340f4>]
Peter> EFLAGS: 0010282
Peter> (snip more numbers)
Peter> Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
Peter> In swapper task - not syncing
Peter> If you like I can provide the other numbers (eax, esi, ds,
Peter> process swapper, stack, call trace, code) but I don't know
Peter> if they are significant at this stage.
Peter> Please help!