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maestro52 03-09-2011 02:06 AM

Upgrade to kernel-PAE- freezes during boot.
I have been using PAE kernels for a couple years and never had a problem until now. I am not a programmer so I honestly hope someone understands what is going on. I did my best at writing down all the information given in the error message as follows;

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/init" , line 157 , in <modules>
if _name_ == ' _main_ ' : main()
File "/init" , line 129 , in main
xo_version = get_xo_version ()
File "/init" , line 84 , in get_xo_version
raise Exception("Not an xo laptop?")
Exception : Not an xo laptop?

[ 8.539898 ] Kernel Panic - Not syncing : Attempting to kill init!
[ 8.539916 ] Pid: 1 , comm : InitNot Tainted
[ 8.539927 ] Call Trace
[ 8.539940 ] [<c07b848d>] ? printk +0x25/0x30
[ 8.539950 ] [<c07b83f0>] panic + 0x50/0xc8
[ 8.539960 ] [<c0442ed9>]
[ 8.539970 ] [<c07bcbee>] Missing in here is
[ 8.539979 ] [<c0443698>] much of the same
[ 8.539988 ] [<c04436d9>] as printk and panic.
[ 8.539998 ] [<c040899f>]
[ 8.540021 ] Panic occurred , switching back to text console

Does any of the above make any sense?? I cannot even figure how I am supposed to fix anything since the computer completely freezes at that point!


corp769 03-10-2011 12:35 PM

Is this the newest PAE kernel? Can you use a different kernel without any problems?

maestro52 03-10-2011 06:14 PM

corp769 Is this the newest PAE kernel? Can you use a different kernel without any problems?
Yes corp769. I have always been using PAE kernels because of having 8 gb of memory. As is, the PAE kernel is the update or upgrade from PAE kernel which I am happily able to go back to, but I really do not understand the problem with the new kernel.

I certainly can wait until another new kernel comes along but I am a little worried that the problem may repeat itself with any further kernel upgrades. Of course, the ultimate solution is just to wait until FC15 comes out, but I am still confused as to what went wrong.

Any help is gratefully appreciated.

maestro52 03-10-2011 06:25 PM

OH yeah!
Some might say, "Why upgrade at all if what you have is working?" As is, at least to some degree, I can agree with that. However, as little as one year ago I could not use my printer in Fedora and had to have a dual boot of Windows and Linux. Upgrading over the year finally brought along many new packages that now allow my all-in-one printer, copier, scanner, and fax to work 100%. SO the ultimate response is that upgrading makes more things work for me. So, while 1 kernel not functioning for me may not be a major issue, I just hope none of the later ones dysfunction as well.

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