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Old 10-31-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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Kernel panic - not syncing


I have just installed Slackware 12.1 on an old panasonic toughbook cf-28

It seemed to run without any problems until I tried to boot the installation and got this message:

Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt

Please could someone let me know what is going on as I have also had the same message with two other linux distros (can't remember which out of those I tried were the culprits - sorry)


Old 10-31-2008, 08:07 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like an IRQ error. I'd go into your laptop BIOS and check IRQ settings. Maybe also disable things you don't need like parallel/serial/etc.

Maybe also try some boot options like 'noapic' or something


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