Problems with initial formatting.
A while back I started a topic on getting slack installed on a gigabyte board with an onboard primise raid chip. I was able to partition the raid, but was getting seg faults when trying to format it. At the time I thought it was just an issue with the raid chip/drivers/etc.
Yesterday/today i went ahead and put a single drive on IDE 0, and disabled the raid (ide 2 and ide 3, cdrom is on ide 1).
booted up, partitioned the new drive (150mb at the end for swap, the rest as standard linux).
went into setup, formatted the swap partition (seemed to go ok) started the format on the main partition and got:
Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 0000f0ff
*pde = 00000000
EIP: 0010: [<c0134e04>] Not tainted
eax: xxxxxxxx ebx: xxxxxxxx ecx: xxxxxxxx edx: xxxxxxxx
esi: xxxxxxxx edi: xxxxxxxx ebp: xxxxxxxx esp: xxxxxxxx
ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss:0018
Process kswapd (pid:4, stackpage=c1566000)
stack: xxxxx..... etc. etc. etc.
call trace: etc. etc. etc.
code: f7 43 18 06 00 00 00 74 33 68 07 00 00 00 0f ab 43 18 19 c0
(the x's are there because I didn't feel like typing out all that hex)
I've tried this a couple times and gotten different types of errors.. seg faults, etc. etc.
Has anyone else run into this type of thing?
Things that I've considered:
kernal doesn't like the processor.. AMD Athlon XP2000
there's a problem with the processor
there's a problem with the mb (ie, IDE bus problem)
problem with the memory
I'm just clueless
another interesting thing, is that using the ISO 8.1 cd I made.. it booted up fine the first time, after the setup failed I couldn't boot from the CD again till I booted with floppies and re-saved the fdisk info.
then it booted with the cd fine again... only to fail on the format, after which it wouldn't boot with the CD again.