I recently downloaded the ISOs for Fedora 9 and installed them on a Windows XP Pro, SP3 machine, in a Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 virtual machine.
I added the "noreplace-paravirt" statements to the commands as listed in the document at: http://blogs.technet.com/seanearp/ar...l-pc-2007.aspx
, and everything worked very well. No problems. The kernel installed was 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.
Now, after I completed the install and everything seemed to work fine with the 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 kernel, the auto-update started. Many updates downloaded and installed, seemingly properly. GRUB then displayed, in addition to the original kernel, the new kernel 220.127.116.11-45.fc9.i686.
However, now, if I select the new kernel (2.6.26...), whether or not I use "noreplace-paravirt", the system starts to boot, freezes, and displays "Kernel panic--not synching: Attempted to kill the idle task!".
If, from GRUB, I select the original, older kernel (2.6.25...), the boot process completes properly and Fedora loads just fine.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Why does the new kernel not work? What can I do to resolve this?