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Old 12-22-2006, 06:12 AM   #1
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kernel panic : atkbd.c : Spurios ACK on Isa0060, After installing

Last week I've tried to install kernel from (from source), here are the steps I've done, and I'm not sure what went wrong that I got this message repeating in a loop + kernel panic :
atkbd.c : Spurios ACK on isa0060/serio 0

Some program might be trying to access hardware directly
I'm actually now on my Windows (after a very long time which I havn't used it! jesus, I want to shut it off!)

here are the steps I've done after downloading kernel .tar.gz

as root:
mv /home/user/Desktop /usr/src
cd /usr/src
tar xzfv kernel2.6.19.1.tar.gz
mv kernel .kernel_old
mv kernel2.6.19.1 kernel
cd .kernel_old
cp -rf .config ../kernel && cp -rf config ../kernel
cd ../kernel
make oldconfig (it asked me lots of upgrade question, most of them I chose default by pressing ENTER,  I chose 1 option which was which CPU i'm using and chose option 13 for Athlon, cause default was for 486) 
make && make modules && make modules_install && make install

I restarted and got the above message.
I got no clue how to save it, .old_kernel got fucked in a patch I've tried to do before.

Thanks for the coming help.
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Boot of your distros rescue-CD, find a working kernel and put
it in place.

Old 12-30-2006, 04:38 PM   #3
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do not compile new kernel with xtables support
Old 01-05-2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by pnenov
do not compile new kernel with xtables support
I took old kernel .config file with all the information on drivers etc, and recompiled the new kernel without xtables support, and still got the same result.

It's weird you say not to compile it since it was on a [M] (module) and not * anyway!

Path was :
Networking --> Networking Support (NET [=y])
Networking options --> Network packet filtering framework (Netfilter) (NETFILTER) --> Core Netfilter Configuration
Old 01-06-2007, 07:02 AM   #5
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my solution was :

took new kernel dir and opened both old .config( on make xconfig
and new kernel with make xconfig

hand changed the xconfig to be fitting the old .config,
didn't use sata deprecated modules, and didn't compile with xtables.

after I copied 99% of old.config file via the xconfig gui, I compiled with make && make modules_install install

and it worked great.
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Yes, I had the same problem which I think it was caused by my SATA hard drive.

I tried to compile the kernel (2.6.20). Initially, the Intel ATA_PIIX module (mine one is intel sata controller) was not selected. After that I had another try, even though Intel ATA_PIIX module was selected as the built-in one (selected with * not M), it didn't work. And the "make install" still complained "No module ata_piix found for kernel".

After search around, I followed a gentleman's sugesstion, unclicked the audit support (which is in the general setup), and did the same thing as itz2000 did. But select all the modules under "Serial ATA ..." option as modules(marked with M). then make && make modules_install && make install. All fine.

No "No module ata_piix found for kernel" anymore, and kernel boot up fine.
Old 03-17-2007, 08:36 PM   #7
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Unhappy atkbd.c : Spurios ACK on Isa0060, After installing

Sorry, but here is my cross-post!

I'll repeat the information here:
Here is the full text of the "Spurious ACK" error (for sake of googlers and devs).
atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0. Some program might be trying access hardware directly
This error repeats forever at an approximate rate of twice a second.

I tried fraujansen suggestion:
if you add i8042.panicblink=0 as a kernel option this problem does not come.
my grub menu.list
kernel /boot/bzlinux i8042.panicblink=0 root=/dev/sda1 ro
After adding that I got past the "Spurious ACK" error.

Now the boot problem I get is this:

ext3-fs: no option "nouser" or missing value.
mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3: Invalid Argument
Setting up other filesystems
Setting up new dev fs
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
...more stuff...
Kernel Panic
So I think the first step here is to find where an ext3 filesystem is getting mounted with the option "nouser" during the boot process.

More Information:
The 2.6.16-1.2122_FC5 kernel boots okay for me.
These kernels have had the same problems as above:
  • 2.6.20-1.2300.fc5-i686
  • 2.6.19-1.2288.2.4.fc5
  • <-- my own compiled kernel

short list of SW and HW:
  • Fedora Core 5
  • WD PATA hardrive
  • ASUS P2L97 mainboard
  • AMD Athlon
  • mouse and keyboard via PS2

-J Tom Moon 79
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for the atkb issue try compiling in serial and ps2 mouse as per
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RE : kernel panic : atkbd.c : Spurios ACK on Isa0060, After installing

I have fixed this problem by modifying the /boot/grub/menu.lst
title SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 with kernel
kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/sda2 vga=0x332 resume=/dev/sda1 splash=silent showopts
initrd /boot/initrd-
adding the red line option and it works fine.


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