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Old 08-04-2004, 09:43 AM   #1
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Angry How could this have happened to me?! Hard locks and kernel panics for no good reason!


I can't cope with this. I had recently set up Mandrake 10.0 on the computer in my bedroom and was in the process of configuring it (having already spent about four days doing almost nothing else), when it suddenly hard-locked for no apparent reason. The keyboard and mouse were totally unresponsive (numlock light not responding to numlock keypress), and the only thing to do was press reset. On startup again, it had another hard-lock at the KDE boot screen. On startup again, it reported a kerlel panic, complaining that the "CPU context" was corrupt, and did not even finitsh initialisation. I can get into some kind of console in failsafe mode, but I have no idea how to use it or what to do now. Can anybody help me?!
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:17 AM   #2
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Bizarrely, doing nothing other than booting again properly (typing "reboot" at the minimal console) solved the problem.

I also managed to locate what caused the problem: reoback. Running reoback again caused another hard lock. Is this likely to be a problem with reoback itself, does anybody think, or with the ReiserFS filesystem on the hard drive to which the backups are being made?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 01:45 PM   #3
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This is a Mandrake problem. Try a more different distro.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:50 AM   #4
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That tells me very little about *why* that problem should occur; what is it, exactly, about Mandrake that makes it prone to these things?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 04:50 AM   #5
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Mandrake can have some issues on some hardware. Also has a problem with the KDE sound server which will lock it up - so try turning off the KDE sound server in the KDE control panel. Also it can have some issues with USB flash drives on some machines, while it behaves perfectly on others. Bit of a pain.

I've cured the USB flash drive problem on this box by compiling a nice new 2.6.7 generic kernel, but you don't want to do that if you don't have to just yet.

Try the KDE sound server for a start!

Why is this so? Mandrake tend to be more cutting edge, and 10 is the first to use the 2.6 kernel in the MDK range, so there are often problems with MDK due to the fact it does use the latest stuff. 10.1 will be more stable, I'd say, but 10 is very stable on most systems. Just not all
 
Old 08-05-2004, 05:18 AM   #6
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Hmm, but the problem, as stated above, was localised to backup software, so it doesn't seem to be a Mandrake issue at all...
 
Old 08-05-2004, 05:33 AM   #7
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sheesh. didn't read the scond post... I guess there could be some issues with the backup software

Do a google on reoback and see if there is any mention. The fs shouldn't matter.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 06:20 AM   #8
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Google returns over two thousand results for reoback. I'm not going to check through them all, but none of them on the first page seem to say anything about any lockups.
 
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Yep, I've tried some combinations of reoback with reiser and mandrake and such with no good results... Not a common problem by the looks
 
  


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