I am in a quagmire...I finally got Slackware 8.1 to install. However, I am running an Intel 500MHz (100) processor, but to get it to install I had to drop it to 333MHz (66). I am at a loss as to why this would happen.
I am running:
Abit BE6 mobo
128 MB RAM
UDMA/66 (Primary, Master) Western Digital 40 GB HD w/2 partitions for Windows 98SE
(Slave) Quantum 6.5 GB HD w/4 partitions for Linux
2 CD-ROMs on Primary IDE channel
The system runs fine under Windows; it dosn't crash any more than any other Windows PC.
Before I lowered the processor speed I would get machine check exceptions such as:
CPU0:Machine check exception:0000000000000004
kernel panic:cpu context corrupt
In interrupt handler - not syncing
Or it would reboot or freeze during installing packages. Now I have it installed and it runs fine but I have to change the CPU speed in BIOS between Windows and Linux.
I tested the CPU with Hot CPU Tester Pro 3 for 12 hours and it checks out OK. If I try to boot Linux with the CPU set at 500MHz it gives a kernel panic.
Does anybody have any idea what would cause this and what I might do to make it use all of my CPU.
I am NEW to Linux and I haven't gotten every thing working yet (printer, modem, XFree86) because I have been trying to figure out this problem.