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Old 11-28-2003, 07:47 PM   #1
SesshomaruNick
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Angry kernel error installing RedHat Linux ver.9. PLEASE HELP!!!


If someone answers this, you will be my God. I bought Red Hat Linux 9 for $50 and it came with 2 disks and a BIG book that helps you get started. Now, that book would be helpful, but I CAN'T INSTALL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so annoying. I've gone to many sites, but I figured out I NEED live help. When I put the cd in, I restart the computer, and it brings me to the install screen. It says "to start install in graphical mode, hit ENTER. Below that it says "to start install in text mode, type linux text and hit ENTER." So I start it in graphical, and I get an error message. This is how it looks:
104k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode <1> Unable to handle kernal paging request at virtual address c0000000
printing eip:
c01143eb
*pde = 00001063
*pte = 00000025
Oops: 0003
CPU: 0
EIP: 0060:[<c01143eb>] Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010206

EIP is at (2.4.20-6BOOT)
eax: 00000001 ebx: 00001000 ecx: 00000001 edx: c0000000
esi: 00000163 edi: c0105000 ebp: 0004e000 esp:c0289fd8
ds: 0068 es: 0068 ss: 0068
Process swapper (pid: 0, stackpage= c0289000)
Stack: c028ff96 c0000000 0000015e 000004bn c02902d1 00000000 00059800 c028a601 c02a6f00 c010018c
Call Trace:

Code: 88 0a 31 c0 c3 56 bb 00 a0 28 c0 81 fb 00 40 2a c0 73 4f
<0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In idle task - not syncing



So that's it. It took me a loooooong time to copy it to paper and then copy it to this, so an answer would be MUCH appreciated. Like I said, if you can tell me how to fix this, you will be my idol, god, or whatever. I REALLY WANT TO GET THIS RUNNING!!!!! Oh one more thing; I have Thiz Linux currently installed as my OS. I don't know if any of this will help you, but I am giving everything I have. And on answers, please try use terms I can understand, and tell me all you know. Thank you,
SesshomaruNick

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Old 11-28-2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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I'm sorry, I don't mean to whine, but WILL SOMEONE PLEASE REPLY?! I've gone everywhere else and found this and said"if I'm gonna find the answer anywhere, it'll be here with all these helping people." I really don't mean to whine. But I mean come on. Please answer.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 08:25 PM   #3
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If it makes you reply any more, just know that there is a perfectly good RH Linux sitting collecting dust because I can't use it.




Thank you,
SesshomaruNick
 
Old 01-31-2004, 04:24 AM   #4
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I don't know if this will make you happy or sad, but I have the same problem when I try to install on my 486 boxes. I have no answer for you, but I'm google-ing all over. I suggest researching and google-ing as well.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 04:27 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by SesshomaruNick
I'm sorry, I don't mean to whine, but WILL SOMEONE PLEASE REPLY?! I've gone everywhere else and found this and said"if I'm gonna find the answer anywhere, it'll be here with all these helping people." I really don't mean to whine. But I mean come on. Please answer.
did you try installing in text mode yet?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 04:35 AM   #6
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I did, and i tried mem=16 (or whatever memory you have) as well as noprobe, it makes no difference. It only occurs when I try to install on old 486's (I have 2) From what I've gathered, it's a problem of crappy memory. Not bad memory keep in mind, because I've run memtest on all my machines and had no errors. But these machines have long passed their prime. I'm afraid dos - win98 is all I can give them. However it goes against a statement I once heard about linux. It went something like "...linux is perfect for recycling your old 486!" Implying that linux ran great with leagcy hardware, which doesn't seem to be true...
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:24 AM   #7
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Angry idle task not syncing

finally, i seem to have found the only other people in the universe with the same problem i have. anybody have any leads yet? i dont see how it can be a hardware issue since im installing redhat9 on a brand-spankin-new machine, never had an OS on it not even formatted. ive tried text mode, noprobe, mem=256m, the whole 9 yards.


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Old 02-19-2004, 08:53 PM   #8
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I would suggest a swap of better memory, or memory better suited for your system. I gave up on redhat on my 486's and installed slackware. It's working like a charm!
 
Old 02-20-2004, 12:20 PM   #9
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i came to pretty much the same conclusion, only difference is i went with fedora core1 instead of slackware, works beautifully too.
 
  


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