I've got an odd install issue with my workstation...
I am currently trying to install FC8, but this same thing seems to happen with many other distro's. The only distro ive been able to get working in Gentoo, and only using Genkernel.
I;ve only just figured out how to redirect the output of the installer to a serial terminal, so i only have comfirmation that this is the exact error on the FC8 install. Though every other install reacts the same.
Basically, before the system even boots from the cd, into the installer, i am presented a stream of memory addresses, and then a kernel panic. Attempted to kill init.
the error i've been able to get out of it is:
BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address ffffb0b0
printing eip: c04224ff *pde = 00004067 *pte = 1f866021
I've googled this, and a number of people claim its due to Kingston memory, being set at too low of a voltage. I checked on that, and i don't have kingston memory, and i also do not have the ability in my bios to change the voltage anyway (not that i like the sound of that idea anyway...). This PC runs windows xp with no issues, and as i said, gentoo 2006.1 with genkernel.
I personally like Fedora better, and i'm having some unrelated issues with the gentoo install (which is why i want to reinstall with FC8, but thats besides the point).
The entire log of the boot process: http://www.undrground.org/fc8.txt
(had to link it, because it was so long)
I'll try just about any suggestion at the moment, i'd really like to get this up and running.
Most of the hardware is listed in the output, but to summarise, it's a P4 dual core 3Ghz, a gig of memory. Linux is being installed on a scsi drive, no raid, Adaptec controler.