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19th May 2004, 01:28 AM
I just finished downloading FC2 final and burned onto CDs. Upon booting from disc1 to install (on my laptop), after I chose graphical install, it loads up vmlinux image... , a couple more stuff, and then I got the kernel panic message and it just stops there. Any help?
1.5GHz Centrino laptop (Gateway)
ATi Mobility Radeon 7500
exact error message after it detects a bunch of hardwares:
Code: 89 68 10 89 f8 e8 85 e1 00 00 b8 37 00 00 00 e8 96 e3 00 00
<0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
19th May 2004, 03:42 AM
I receive the exact same message.
Running on a panasonic cf-50
ATI MOBILE RADEON 9000
FC1 running fine on the labtop.
Received the same message with FC2 test 3
Same message in text mode as well
19th May 2004, 05:47 AM
Ok, I finally got it to install. After a lot of googling, I found out that I have to set "acpi=off" (kernel option) for it to continue. Now I'm not sure exactly what ACPI is other than that it has to do something with power management. I'm fairly new to this (first time installing Fedora on laptop, RH9 before and it works fine) so I'll be doing a LOT more googling on this.
19th May 2004, 10:24 AM
It worked for me as well.
Thanks for coming back and posting this.
24th May 2004, 04:13 PM
got the same kernel panic at installation of FC2 on a Samsung P30 XTC Notebook.
The same problem occured with FC1 and kernel 2.2.25 and ACPI=on. After some googling and try 'n error i found out that APM, APIC and ACPI are no good co-workers. With kernel 2.4.xx my notebook worked fine with acpi=on and NO kernel support for APIC and APM.
I installed FC2 last night, so i cannot tell you if this kernel-config will work on FC2's kernel 2.6.5, but tonight i will try out and if somebody mind, i will post the result.
25th May 2004, 10:18 PM
Got ACPI running without further problems on an ASUS M2400N notebook. My Samsung P30 will be next being upgraded to Fedora Core 2 ;-)
- Installation with acpi=off
- After Installation rebuild kernel without APIC and/or APM support (make sure to include your fs support or build an initrd with it, FC2 standard-kernel has only ext2-support built in)
12th June 2004, 07:05 PM
In some of the previous posts it was recommended tp set kerne; parameter acpi=off. Where exactly do you do that?
14th June 2004, 01:07 AM
with GRUB bootmanager installed, select the item you want to boot and press "a". then you will see the kernel parameters ("linux ... ... rhgb vga=xxx", etc.) just add "acpi=off".
with LILO you have to enter the whole command-line manually (AFAIK), e.g. "linux 2.6 /dev/hda1 acpi=off" I never used LILO, so I may tell ****, ask some suse freaks, many of them use LILO ;)
14th June 2004, 12:56 PM
tnx for the reply. I finally worked out where in the options to put the acpi=no (not off) option. However, it still hung on 'starting cups' with reboot giving the same panic message.
Looks like my last commands will be
rm -rf *.*
10th August 2004, 05:44 PM
just wanted all to know this helped me out too, i was getting the same errors on my server. RH9, mandrake, debian, and freebsd all installed without any problems. but i wanted fedora so i kept at it.
here is my mobo info in case anybody else with a similar problems stumbles along this thread
and my command was linux acpi=off
thanks for the help everyone
Gigabyte GA-8EGXDR-EL Dual Intel Xeon Server Board
• Processor: Supports Dual Intel® Xeon(512KB L2 Cache) up to 3.06 GHz, 400/533 Mhz FSB, Socket 604
• ChipSet: ServerWorks® CMIC-SL/CSB6 CIOB-X2(PCI-X)
• Memory: Supports a maximum of 4GB of memory. Supports Registered DDR-266. Supports 4 * DDR-266. Support ECC
• BIOS: AMI BIOS with 4Mb Flash ROM. Supports Console Redirection
• Video: ATI® Rage-XL on board with 8MB memory
• IDE Controller: Integrated dual ATA 100 IDE channels
• Network Adapter Controller: Intel® 82550PM 10/100 Controller
• 2 x PS2, 2 x USB 1.1, 2 x COM, 1 x LPT Port, 1 x RJ45 Port
• Expansion Slot: 1 x PCI-X 133MHz, 1 x PCI-X 100MHz, 1 x PCI-X 66MHz, 1 x PCI 32/33MHz
• Board Size: EATX 12"W x 13"D
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