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Old 06-03-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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VMWare Virtual PC Install Attempt - Kernel Panic on Boot


This issue is a plague...

I'm attempting to install Slackware 12.1 on VMWare Server (1.0.5) and I have tried on Virtual PC 2007 with the same results...

Huge.s and hugesmp.s both do the same...
It dies right after:
Code:
xor: automatically using best checksumming function: pIII_sse
invalid opcode: 0000 [#1]
Modules linked in:

Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted (2.6.24.5 #2)
EIP: blah blah
...
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
(this is pretty much after the processor checks)

The processer of the host pc is an AMD XP 1700+.
I don't know how to diagnos this so any help would be awesome!

Thanks!

Update:
Tried acpi=off and apci=off -- didn't help
(maybe a timer problem?)

Update 2:
Virtual Box does the same thing =/

Update 3:
Slackware 12.0 gets past TCP setup and then after Serial: 8250/16550 driver is installed it does the same kernel panic

Last edited by Micah; 06-03-2008 at 07:43 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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This issue is a plague...


Code:
xor: automatically using best checksumming function: pIII_sse

Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
(this is pretty much after the processor checks)

The processer of the host pc is an AMD XP 1700+.
Ok, I've just picked a couple of lines out of your post. BTW, I have bugger all real experience with VMs, however, I did come across the line

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Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
before, and basically it means that the kernel is missing some module at boottime. The way I see it, the VM kernel is trying to load modules for a pIII of some sort, but should be loading for your AMD.

Maybe barking up the wrong tree, I'm really not sure, but maybe that helps?! best of luck!!
 
Old 06-03-2008, 10:33 PM   #3
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it could be worse... with Slack 11 it's doing the same thing EXCEPT that it's checking the raid levels and what routines are fastest. (mmx, sse, sse2, etc...) and it dies in that function =/

If it's dieing because it's looking at intel instead of AMD then how does one fix that since this is the official distro ISO w/ basic kernels to install?

One thing i have not done (but i bet it would work) is to just run it on the physical hardware.)

If i can, I'll burn a disc and try it tomorrow.

Thanks for the input!
 
Old 06-04-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
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Hi Micah,
Long time since I installed Slack, but wondering if there is a possibility that if there is an AMD64 bit version of slack, would that be the one to try installing??

Definitely only my !!
 
Old 06-05-2008, 07:03 PM   #5
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Hi Micah,
Long time since I installed Slack, but wondering if there is a possibility that if there is an AMD64 bit version of slack, would that be the one to try installing??

Definitely only my !!
Not that i have seen - my proc is also a 32bit proc... (AMD XP 1700+)

I will see if it will boot the PC itself.. haven't done that yet though.
 
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slamd64 is the 64bit version of slackware.
 
  


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