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Old 01-31-2005, 10:09 PM   #1
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Fedora 3 and kernel 2.4


Hi,
I'm trying to install Fedora Core in my old machine, but as soon as I boot from CD 1 I get something like this:

Code:
...
esi: c0419420    edi:  c0419a0    ebp: c027643c      esp:  v03ddf18
ds:  007b     es: 007b       ss:  0068
Process swapper (pid: 0, threadinfi=c03dd000 task=c0354bc0)
Stack: 00000202 a0419420 .....
....
...
Call Trace:
[<c027643c>]   cdrom_start_read_continuation+0x0/0xb0
...
...
...
Code:  e8  b6  57  eb  ff  ............
....
...
<0> Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
And it freezes.

I believe its because Fedora 3 installs with kernel 2.6 and my machine doesn't support it. The same thing happened with Mandrake 10.1 but I could solve it by Pressing F1 and typing alt2 on install (which starts with kernel 2.4).

Is there a way to start installation of Fedora Core 3 with kernel 2.4 ?
I haven't found anything after a Google search.
Please help
Thanks
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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I found a thread at buzilla and the only solution that was found so far is to use another cd drive. I don't know which versions of FC use which kernels, but from reading the bugzilla document, none of them work.
I was thinking, though, maybe you could download an older version, say fc1 or fc2, and then upgrade using yum.
the easiest and probably least likely to give you any problems, though, is to get another cd drive.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:02 AM   #3
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Yes, It was the CD ROM, I changed it and the installation worked fine.
But, after installation and the reboot, it hangs with or without CD ROM, I thought it could be because of the selected packages, so I reinstalled it with the minimum, but I still had the same problem, I believe I should change the machine or look for another distro.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 09:02 AM   #4
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I would go for another distribution before rebuilding the machine. I'm a slackware user myself. It's definitely given me the least problems.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 10:04 AM   #5
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Fedora is so single click with rpms )

consider spending $50-100-200-400 and you'll get the sysem all set up
 
Old 02-09-2005, 09:57 PM   #6
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eh, rpm based distributions have been known for problems. I wouldn't say they're bad, but they're definitely not all good.

Just like with slackware. It relies on the user, which is good if the user cares. If not, it's bad.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 06:47 AM   #7
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have u tried reconfiguring your IDE/CD drive settings in your BIOS perhaps or throwing the drive on a different IDE channel?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 09:18 AM   #8
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BTW why are you wanting to use FC3 with Kernel 2.4??? Fedora uses 2.6 kernel. Even FC1 used an early version of the 2.6 kernel. FC3 default kernel is 2.6.9-1.667
 
Old 02-13-2005, 10:08 AM   #9
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I wanted to use kernel 2.4 because I tried to install Mandrake 10 (which also boots with kernel 2.6) but got the same bug, so I booted from Mandrake using alt1 (alternative kernel 2.4) And no problem, so figured it was a kernel .
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:25 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by FLOODS
[B]eh, rpm based distributions have been known for problems. I wouldn't say they're bad, but they're definitely not all good.
What problems? Generalisation is bad. The RPM Package Manager certainly is superior to plain tgz.
 
  


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