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Old 5th March 2011, 02:06 PM
danette Offline
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error message Kernal panic

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 #1
Call trace:
do exit+0x62/0x60d

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, 02:56 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, 05:39 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:

?bad area+0x3a/0x40
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