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Old 09-13-2008, 12:29 AM   #1
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Fedora 9, PAE kernel panics on boot

I've got a problem with a fresh F9 install on a Dell PowerEdge SC1435.

I've been trying to upgrade to the PAE kernel so that I can access all my RAM (I'd just use X64 but my RAID card doesn't have a working driver for X64, at least not one that's stable). I've tried the one out of the Fedora repository (installed through yum) and when I reboot it kernel panics and throws this error:

Symbol lookup error
/lib/ undefined symbol GLIBC_2.1

Kernel Panic - not syncing attempted to kill init!

I went and grabbed the vanilla kernel source and compiled my own kernel, but with much the same results. I checked glibc and I'm running version 2.16.5.

I've searched about and I can't seem to come up with anything very useful, has anyone seen this before. It's strange that it happened with their own supported kernel as well. The old non-PAE kernel still works fine, I just don't get all my RAM (only 3.4GB).

Old 09-13-2008, 01:29 AM   #2
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Another error to report (on both my vanilla and the fc9 PAE kernel), now I get a segfault in on boot at the same stage where I got the the other error. Once again non-PAE kernels work fine.


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