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Old 10-20-2008, 07:10 AM   #1
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Kernel panic - not syncing: CPU context corrupt

Hi Team,

i have installed Red hat enterprise 5 on my pc. my configuration is as follow
processer : celeron 2.53 Ghz
motherboard : intel

i have installed microsoft XP and allocated 60 GB space for it. Then i have installed Linux Red Hat enterprise 5 on remaining 20GB (Around 16.5GB) partition is as follows.

/ : 10 GB
SWAP : 2048 GB
BOOT : 100 MB

The booting is ok, however after 10 to 12 minuets i do get following error and system get hanged. i could not do anything. please suggest me what to do.

Bank 0: b20000001040080f
Kernel panic - not syncing: CPU context corrupt
CPU 1: Machine Check Exception: 0000000000000004

i have deleted the partition and formatted my drive 2-3 times and i have installed linux, however i am getting same error.

please help....i am unable to do anything.

please suggest, what to do???


Old 10-20-2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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Are you over clocking your CPU ?
* Check the CPU specifications, and system BIOS settings

Is your CPU overheating ?
* Set the temperature alarms in the BIOS to detect over heating conditions

Newer architecture CPUs have self monitoring capabilities to allow them to detect
execution inconsistencies.

Should an inconsistency be detected a (M)achine (C)heck (E)xception event occurs, resulting in a report and a system halt.

Try using the kernel parameter


If the CPU is being over clocked and/or overheating then the problem is serious, either use the CPU at its physical rating, over clock it to a lower degree, and/or inspect the physical CPU and heatsink assembly to see if the physical contact between the two is inefficient and causing the problem.

Hope that helps


Last edited by cgtueno; 10-20-2008 at 08:18 AM. Reason: typo
Old 10-22-2008, 08:34 AM   #3
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Hi Chris,

Thank you very much....i have changed my clock setting........lets see what will happen. if there is any problem, i will let you know.

I have installed Oracle 9i on Microsoft XP. can i installed the same software in linux enterprise? if yes can u please assist me?

waiting for youre reply.




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