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Old 08-01-2002, 02:53 PM   #1
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linux boot, null point error


Im trying to install some version of linux to an old 486dx 50 w/ 32mb ram. it wont boot from the cdrom. so far ive tried red hat, and slackware boot and rootdisks. while booting from the floppies i get the same error everytime.

Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000010
current->tss.cr3 = 00101000, %cr3 = 00101000
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0002
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:[<c011f2fe>]
EFLAGS: 00010086
eax: 00000000 ebx: c1bfafa0 ecx: c1bfaf9c edx: c1fff748
esi: ffffffff edi: c1fff740 ebp: c1bfafa0 esp: c1ffb290
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
Process swapper (pid: 1, process nr: 1, stackpage = c1ffb000)
and so on...

this all looks greek to me anybody gotta clue what this is? i was figuring this was a hardware error, but ive got dr-dos 7.03 installed on there now and everything seems to work fine.

Thnx in adv for any help.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 04:35 PM   #2
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