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Old 07-07-2005, 04:16 AM   #1
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Kernel panic on fresh install


Hi
i bought a new notebook lastweek and tried to install fedore core 4 but when i boot from cd its giving this error
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Kernel panic not syncing fs/buffer.c spin_is_locked_on uninitialized spinlock dfa151a8
First i thought it was because of the dvd and i burn the same image with another dvd writer but still the same error.
i didnt understand what does it mean can anybody help me about it?
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:24 AM   #2
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any idea?
 
Old 07-07-2005, 03:38 PM   #3
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doesnt anyone know anything about it?
 
Old 07-07-2005, 03:50 PM   #4
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You must learn Patience, padiwan!

A "kernel panic" occurs anytime something happens in the kernel that ought not to happen. In this case, the error is "spin_is_locked_on uninitialized spinlock" and the location of the error within the kernel code is hexadecimal "dfa151a8." You can look up this address in "/boot/System.map" but the message is also telling you that the source-module giving the panic is (probably) "fs/buffer.c"

This is a very peculiar (and serious) error-case which, if it were "normal," undoubtedly would not have escaped testing. Which makes me wonder... is this just a "goofy case?"

When you say that you tried to install Fedora Core 4 last week, did you? Was the installation unsuccessful?

When you attempt to boot from the CD, are you in fact booting from the CD? What if the system is actually trying to start up from the hard-drive and is blundering into the detrius of an incomplete installation?

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For your information: a "spinlock" is something that a multiprocessor-capable kernel would use to prevent several CPUs from trying to do something at the very same time. The problem being called-out is that the spinlock variable is uninitialized; something that should never be the case. The message is far more likely to be merely the last symptom of "something that went dreadfully wrong" than to be an indication of its true cause. And the situation is far more likely to be "goofy" than "real."

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Old 07-07-2005, 06:02 PM   #5
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my installation was succesful even it was working good on my old desktop computer but it isnt working on the new notebook when i booted from the cd its giving this error what may cause this problem?
 
Old 07-08-2005, 08:30 AM   #6
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can it be happen because of my rams?

one of my ram is 333mhz and the other one is 400 mhz
may it cause the problem because i dont see any other reason it was working good on old computer of mine.
 
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