Re: Kernel panic
- From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 12:52:19 +0100
Bruce Coryell wrote:
Bruce Coryell wrote:General Schvantzkopf wrote:On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 19:13:45 -0400, Bruce Coryell wrote:
I'm trying to install CentOS 5.2 on a dual-core Athlon box with 2 GB of
RAM. This box had run Win XP without issue. The install hangs up and I
get a message saying "Kernel panic - not syncing". Can anyone tell me
what this is all about?
Have you tried Fedora 9? CentOS uses an antique kernel, it might not support the chipset on your motherboard.
Thanks, General, but the 2.6.18 kernel is not too ancient for the motherboard I'm using. But that gives me an idea: maybe I'll try loading a 32 bit version of CentOS or Fedora instead of 64 bit and see if I still have a problem.
If this hardware-related at all, I'm most suspecting the RAM as discussed in my other post.
I think my kernel panics are cured - looks like my memory modules needed some burning in.
I ran Memtest86 (right on the Fedora/ CentOS installation DVD's). At first it was so bad that Memtest couldn't even continue. But it got better as time went on and finally I could run Memtest for over an hour with no errors. Then tried the install again and it went without a hitch. So everything's good now. The box is running right now, just cruising along.
Hmm. That sounds like a connection problem, eased by the kind of contact softening and annealing of metal exposed to heat. Have you tried reseating this RAM, and checking the contacts?
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