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I'm a relative newbie with a seemingly old problem. I updated to Redhat 9 from 7.3 a couple of months ago. I'm running a twin xeon 2.2GHz machine. The SMP kernel booted fine with 7.3 but only the UP kernel supplied with RH9 (2.4.20-8) boots, the SMP kernel panics with the following message (snippet):
I've trawled through various forums and noticed that there were problems with the SMP kernel and ext3 in versions of the kernel released with RH7.3. Has anyone come across this problem with RH9 or can anyone help me out with it?
Hopefully by compiling the kernel you will resolve this issue. I have found that upgrades can corrupt the systems configuration resulting in that nasty message " kernel panic ". Use this HOWTO to compile your kernel. be sure to include the " ext3 " module.
Worryingly everything is now working fine. Not that I've knowingly done anything correctly. I successfully compiled the kernel and associated modules three times, and on each occasion the machine failed to boot. However, I retried the 2.4.20-19.9 smp kernel and it successfully booted for the first time, correctly recognising both processors and loading all modules correctly - no hint of a panic! I'm not sure I like this voodoo
Thanx for all your help in any case,