Mkay, this issue almost got somebody killed: I was strolling happily down to the basement to even more happily play with my computer when I to my horror realised that someone had moved the box!! It diddnt look like it had recieved any battering or anything but when I booted... ARGHH!!! HEADS will ROLL!:
"bla bla ok
configuring kernel parameters: ok
divide error: 0000
EIP: 0010:[<c0106e03>] Not tainted
EIP is at default_idle [kernel] 0x23 (2.4.18-3)
(a lot of other things that didnt make any sense (mostly numbers)
<0> Kernel panic: attempted to kill the idle task!
In idle task-not syncing"
Now, I have NO idea whatsoever what happened or what the kernel panic means, i did however suspect either the motherboard or cpu to be toast... this wasnt the case (puhh...!) I booted with the red hat rescue cd, mounted my system and looked around, didnt tell me anything so I rebooted and BOOM! here I am writing this post on the very system that I yesterday centenced to eternal doom. (that made me drown my sorrows in beer (mmm.... beer ;D))! I didnt have time to fiddle with this untill today, told you bout the beer!!!
I suspected harware fault since the system behavied very strange pre bios and post bios (hangin, warning for improper cpu settings, in bios-setup everything was really running sluggish!)
Any thoughts comments or anything? I opened the box to try see if anything had been forced loose... nothing!
I noticed now that the clock (not the system clock, or maybe... ) have been reset...