Fedora Core 3 install Kernel Panic - not syncing: Halting
I am getting a "Kernel panic - not syncing: Halting" error while installing Fedora Core 3. I receive this error when the following package shows 100% complete but before it seems to go on to the next package. The package is: kernel-smp-2.6.9-1.667-i686
I am running this install in "linux text" fashion in order to see this error. In graphical mode, the machine just freezes.
(As background, I have been able to run both Redhat 9 and Fedora Core 2 (2.6 I think) on this machine.)
I have really struggled with this and have tried to install FC3 many times.
I think I read something about this possibly being related to an older CDROM drive. This computer is older - circa 1998.
It is an Intergraph TDZ2000 GT1 with dual 400 meg processors and 1.5 meg of memory (1.5 gig was an error on my part.) The machine only has SCSI connections inside. I did have to install a Video Card as the one that came with it was too goofy to get running properly - but as I said, this machine ran both Redhat 9 and FC2 - so it is Linux capable.
Any suggestions? (My thoughts right now is that I may just run Redhat 9 and be done with it - all I am really wanting to do is run Gallery and serve up family photos and the like - i.e. this is not my everyday main machine.)
Any suggestions or help?
ps - I am a "very Newbie" to Linux.
Once in a while, my attempts to perform this install will get past this point. But I will get this error at a different point in the process. I just received the error after over 400 packages were installed (ouch.)
Last edited by Hook99; 01-23-2005 at 10:13 AM.