I installed Fedora 5 on my machine and it doesn't boot successfully. When it says "Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.", it stops for maybe a minute and then it shows following error messages:
BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0!
BUG: spinlock recursion on CPU#0, swapper/0 (Not tainted)
lock: c035ef80, .magic: dead4ead, .owner: swapper/0, .owner_cpu: 0
Kernel I am using is version 2.6.15. I think there might be a problem with my disk drive. While installing, it also stuck for some minutes when looking for a hard drive type.
Could there be a problem also because I have a dual boot system on one physical disk - with Windows XP?
I also tried to install Fedora 4 twice, and it also couldn't boot or took a really long time to boot.
My Windows XP, NTFS partition, works fine.