I've just installed a new matrox graphics card on my second machine. Before-hand it was running fine, having been used more of late due to my main machine blowing up (ish).
I came to boot, and was greeted with the following text on screen:
CPU: L1 I cache: 8K, L1 D cache: 8K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: Intel Pentium Pro stepping 07
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfda11, last bus=0
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
Activating ISA DMA hang workarounds.
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address c890d000k
*pde = 011a7067
*pte = 00000000
EIP: 0010:[<c026ea27>] Not tainted
I thought a re-install might fix this. I thought it might just be linux not knowing what's happened with the old gfx card and was throwing a wobbler. However, I'm still getting the same message after
This is a scsi machine, with two harddrives. I used the scsi.s kernel for the slackware 9.1 install - exactly what I did the first time I installed slack.
The weird thing is, if I stick in the slack CD and pass it the location of the root it'll boot into linux!
I've no idea whats going on! I've been reduced to using my missus's laptop to post this message: all my boxes have died!
Please help! This is getting urgent!