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Old 5th March 2011, 01:06 PM
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error message Kernal panic

Hi,
New to Fedora and Linuix. Trying to install Fedora i686 from a CD.

The machine has a ml370 hp compaq with dual 733 Mhz processor with 256 cache memory.

I booted the CD with dmseg | tail or so and the following came up:

Kernal panic-not syncing: Attemping to kill init!
Pid:1,comm: switch root Not tainted 2.6.35.6-45.fc14.i686 #1
Call trace:
?printk+0x25/0x2c
panic+0x50/0xcb
do exit+0x62/0x60d
do_page_fault+0x219/0x275
sys_group+0x18/0x1c
sys_call+0x7/0xb

That's all I get. I don't if there is another page of errors or what. Do I have to press a certain key to get more messages or is that it? Thanks for your help.
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Old 5th March 2011, 01:56 PM
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Re: error message Kernal panic

From the skimpy information, the system failed handling a page fault.

It may be hardware related, but whether a disk, cpu, or memory, I can't tell.

Have you tried memtest? It should be one of the boot options on the CD.
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Old 5th March 2011, 04:39 PM
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Re: error message Kernal panic

Thanks for you reply.

I tried a memtest yesterday with no errors. I'm going to try a /var/log/boot.log later to see what might come up. Thanks again for your reply.

---------- Post added at 11:39 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:25 AM ----------

when I performed a systemlog I got the following:

?__sigqueue_free+0x36/0x39
?dequeue_signal+0xb6/0x124
do_group_exit+0x6c/0x95
get_signal_to-deliver+0x359/0x375
?do_page_fault+0x0/0x275
do_signal+0x55/0x535
?free_hot_cold_page+0x121/0x129
?free_pages+0x22/0x24
?print_vma_addr+0xb5/0xd7
?printK+0x25/0x2c
?__bad_area_nosemaphore+0xea/0xfd
?bad area+0x3a/0x40
?do_page_fault+0x196/0x275
do_notify_resume+0x27/0x91
work_notifysig+0x13/0x1b
?early_init_amd+0x14/0xd4
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