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"William L. Maltby" 10-16-2011 06:28 PM

CentOS 6.0: panic installing i386 on old Acer Desktop
 
Well, after much trial and tribulation I got to the point I could nfs
mount the CentOS 6.0 i386 iso image and try an install.

So I stuck in the net install CD (latest from CentOS), mounted the nfs
iso image and gave it several shots.

It goes swimmingly until I click "write disks".

Then there's a kernel panic. This with both the graphic and text mode
installs.

As mentioned, I've not yet researched/figured how I might capture this
from my KVM. I've got some 5.x and 6.0 (with cr updates) and windows
units available on my homegroannetwork LAN if there's a way to do it
over a network.

I've got some old serial cables (and various null modem ones and/or
adapters) and Wyse-60 terminals but I don't even know yet if I can boot
this with output to a serial port.

I'll be checking that.

If someone has figured out how to capture the output in my situation
during initial system install, I'm all "ears".

The system still boots the old CentOS 4.8 (first boots in around a ...
year(?)) and I did dmidecode and a couple other short commnds that I
hope is enough for someone to offer further direction or suggestions.

Apologies for the size but it's been so long since I did any low-level
stuff I was afraid I'd snip something important.

I tried, based on *old* memories, adding kernel arguments of noapic and
nolapic (IIRC). Still no joy.

TIA for any thoughts,
Bill

Dmidecode output:
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.3 present.
39 structures occupying 1094 bytes.
Table at 0x000F0800.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 20 bytes
BIOS Information
Vendor: Phoenix/Award Technologies, LTD
Version: 6.00 PG
Release Date: 11/04/2004
Address: 0xE0000
Runtime Size: 128 kB
ROM Size: 256 kB
Characteristics:
ISA is supported
PCI is supported
PNP is supported
APM is supported
BIOS is upgradeable
BIOS shadowing is allowed
ESCD support is available
Boot from CD is supported
Selectable boot is supported
BIOS ROM is socketed
EDD is supported
5.25"/360 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
Serial services are supported (int 14h)
Printer services are supported (int 17h)
CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
ACPI is supported
USB legacy is supported
AGP is supported
LS-120 boot is supported
ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 25 bytes
System Information
Manufacturer: VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Name: KT400-8235
Version:
Serial Number: 12
UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001
Wake-up Type: Power Switch

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 8 bytes
Base Board Information
Manufacturer: AOpen
Product Name: AK77-8XN
Version: 918A710301
Serial Number: I0500031JE13

Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 17 bytes
Chassis Information
Manufacturer:
Type: Desktop
Lock: Not Present
Version:
Serial Number:
Asset Tag:
Boot-up State: Safe
Power Supply State: Safe
Thermal State: Safe
Security Status: None
OEM Information: 0x00000000

Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 35 bytes
Processor Information
Socket Designation: Socket A
Type: Central Processor
Family: Duron
Manufacturer: AMD
ID: 81 06 00 00 FF F9 83 03
Signature: Family 6, Model 8, Stepping 1
Flags:
FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
VME (Virtual mode extension)
DE (Debugging extension)
PSE (Page size extension)
TSC (Time stamp counter)
MSR (Model specific registers)
PAE (Physical address extension)
MCE (Machine check exception)
CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
SEP (Fast system call)
MTRR (Memory type range registers)
PGE (Page global enable)
MCA (Machine check architecture)
CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
PAT (Page attribute table)
PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
MMX (MMX technology supported)
FXSR (Fast floating-point save and restore)
SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
Version: AMD Athlon(tm) XP
Voltage: 1.6 V
External Clock: 133 MHz
Max Speed: 1500 MHz
Current Speed: 1800 MHz
Status: Populated, Enabled
Upgrade: ZIF Socket
L1 Cache Handle: 0x0009
L2 Cache Handle: 0x000A
L3 Cache Handle: Not Provided
Serial Number:
Asset Tag:
Part Number:

Handle 0x0005, DMI type 5, 22 bytes
Memory Controller Information
Error Detecting Method: 8-bit Parity
Error Correcting Capabilities:
None
Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
Current Interleave: Four-way Interleave
Maximum Memory Module Size: 32 MB
Maximum Total Memory Size: 96 MB
Supported Speeds:
70 ns
60 ns
Supported Memory Types:
Standard
EDO
Memory Module Voltage: 5.0 V
Associated Memory Slots: 3
0x0006
0x0007
0x0308
Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities: None

Handle 0x0006, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
Socket Designation: A0
Bank Connections: 0 1
Current Speed: 60 ns
Type: DIMM SDRAM
Installed Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
Error Status: OK

Handle 0x0007, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
Socket Designation: A2
Bank Connections: None
Current Speed: 60 ns
Type: Unknown
Installed Size: Not Installed
Enabled Size: Not Installed
Error Status: OK

Handle 0x0008, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
Socket Designation: A4
Bank Connections: 4 5
Current Speed: 60 ns
Type: DIMM SDRAM
Installed Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
Enabled Size: 1024 MB (Double-bank Connection)
Error Status: OK

Handle 0x0009, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
Socket Designation: Internal Cache
Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
Operational Mode: Write Back
Location: Internal
Installed Size: 128 KB
Maximum Size: 128 KB
Supported SRAM Types:
Synchronous
Installed SRAM Type: Synchronous
Speed: Unknown
Error Correction Type: Unknown
System Type: Unknown
Associativity: Unknown

Handle 0x000A, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
Cache Information
Socket Designation: External Cache
Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
Operational Mode: Write Back
Location: External
Installed Size: 256 KB
Maximum Size: 256 KB
Supported SRAM Types:
Synchronous
Installed SRAM Type: Synchronous
Speed: Unknown
Error Correction Type: Unknown
System Type: Unknown
Associativity: Unknown

Handle 0x000B, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: PRIMARY IDE
Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
External Reference Designator: Not Specified
External Connector Type: None
Port Type: Other

Handle 0x000C, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: SECONDARY IDE
Internal Connector Type: On Board IDE
External Reference Designator: Not Specified
External Connector Type: None
Port Type: Other

Handle 0x000D, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: FDD
Internal Connector Type: On Board Floppy
External Reference Designator: Not Specified
External Connector Type: None
Port Type: Other

Handle 0x000E, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: COM1
Internal Connector Type: 9 Pin Dual Inline (pin 10 cut)
External Reference Designator:
External Connector Type: DB-9 male
Port Type: Serial Port 16450 Compatible

Handle 0x000F, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: COM2
Internal Connector Type: 9 Pin Dual Inline (pin 10 cut)
External Reference Designator:
External Connector Type: DB-9 male
Port Type: Serial Port 16450 Compatible

Handle 0x0010, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: LPT1
Internal Connector Type: DB-25 female
External Reference Designator:
External Connector Type: DB-25 female
Port Type: Parallel Port ECP/EPP

Handle 0x0011, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: Keyboard
Internal Connector Type: PS/2
External Reference Designator:
External Connector Type: PS/2
Port Type: Keyboard Port

Handle 0x0012, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: PS/2 Mouse
Internal Connector Type: PS/2
External Reference Designator:
External Connector Type: PS/2
Port Type: Mouse Port

Handle 0x0013, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: Not Specified
Internal Connector Type: None
External Reference Designator: USB0
External Connector Type: Other
Port Type: USB

Handle 0x0014, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
Port Connector Information
Internal Reference Designator: Not Specified
Internal Connector Type: None
External Reference Designator: AUDIO
External Connector Type: None
Port Type: Audio Port

Handle 0x0015, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
Designation: PCI0
Type: 32-bit PCI
Current Usage: Available
Length: Long
ID: 1
Characteristics:
5.0 V is provided
Modem ring resume is supported
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x0016, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
Designation: PCI1
Type: 32-bit PCI
Current Usage: Available
Length: Long
ID: 2
Characteristics:
5.0 V is provided
Modem ring resume is supported
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x0017, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
Designation: PCI2
Type: 32-bit PCI
Current Usage: Available
Length: Long
ID: 3
Characteristics:
5.0 V is provided
Modem ring resume is supported
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x0018, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
Designation: PCI3
Type: 32-bit PCI
Current Usage: Available
Length: Long
ID: 4
Characteristics:
5.0 V is provided
Modem ring resume is supported
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x0019, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
Designation: PCI4
Type: 32-bit PCI
Current Usage: Available
Length: Long
ID: 5
Characteristics:
5.0 V is provided
Modem ring resume is supported
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x001A, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
Designation: PCI5
Type: 32-bit PCI
Current Usage: Available
Length: Long
ID: 6
Characteristics:
5.0 V is provided
Modem ring resume is supported
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x001B, DMI type 9, 13 bytes
System Slot Information
Designation: AGP
Type: 32-bit AGP
Current Usage: In Use
Length: Long
ID: 0
Characteristics:
3.3 V is provided

Handle 0x001C, DMI type 13, 22 bytes
BIOS Language Information
Installable Languages: 2
en|US|iso8859-1
de|DE|iso8859-1
Currently Installed Language: en|US|iso8859-1

Handle 0x001D, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 768 MB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 3

Handle 0x001E, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x001D
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: 1024 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: A0
Bank Locator: Bank0/1
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: None
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: None
Serial Number: None
Asset Tag: None
Part Number: None

Handle 0x001F, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x001D
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: A2
Bank Locator: Bank2/3
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: None
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: None
Serial Number: None
Asset Tag: None
Part Number: None

Handle 0x0020, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x001D
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: 1024 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: A4
Bank Locator: Bank4/5
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: None
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: None
Serial Number: None
Asset Tag: None
Part Number: None

Handle 0x0021, DMI type 19, 15 bytes
Memory Array Mapped Address
Starting Address: 0x00000000000
Ending Address: 0x0007FFFFFFF
Range Size: 2 GB
Physical Array Handle: 0x001D
Partition Width: 0

Handle 0x0022, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
Starting Address: 0x00000000000
Ending Address: 0x0003FFFFFFF
Range Size: 1 GB
Physical Device Handle: 0x001E
Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0021
Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x0023, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
Starting Address: 0x00000000000
Ending Address: 0x000000003FF
Range Size: 1 kB
Physical Device Handle: 0x001F
Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0021
Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x0024, DMI type 20, 19 bytes
Memory Device Mapped Address
Starting Address: 0x00040000000
Ending Address: 0x0007FFFFFFF
Range Size: 1 GB
Physical Device Handle: 0x0020
Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x0021
Partition Row Position: 1

Handle 0x0025, DMI type 32, 11 bytes
System Boot Information
Status: No errors detected

Handle 0x0026, DMI type 127, 4 bytes
End Of Table

Uname out from the current system on that unit - running just fine.

Linux centos01.homegroannetwork 2.6.9-89.0.16.EL #1 Tue Nov 3 17:15:02
EST 2009 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

>From lsb_release:

LSB
Version: :core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-ia32:graphics-3.0-noarch
Distributor ID: CentOS
Description: CentOS release 4.8 (Final)
Release: 4.8
Codename: Final


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"William L. Maltby" 10-16-2011 06:46 PM

CentOS 6.0: panic installing i386 on old Acer Desktop
 
On Sun, 2011-10-16 at 14:28 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> <snip>

> I tried, based on *old* memories, adding kernel arguments of noapic and
> nolapic (IIRC). Still no joy.
> <snip>

Amazing what brainstorms hit after you click "send". Unfortunately, the
thoughts didn't help.

I tried again using the kernel parameters from the CentOS 4.8 grub
kernel parameters that still work.

ide0=ata66 ide1=ata66 hdc=ide-cd lapic

AFAICT, same results.

TIA,
Bill

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Rilindo Foster 10-16-2011 09:05 PM

CentOS 6.0: panic installing i386 on old Acer Desktop
 
No ideas yet, but let me ask this: if you boot into rescue mode mode with a CentOS 6 disk, what happens if you were modify partitions and format the file systems within the shell?

It would be interesting to see if you were to get a kernel panic at that point or not.

- Rilindo Foster
http://monzell.com
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rilindo-foster/2/b32/43b


On Oct 16, 2011, at 2:46 PM, "William L. Maltby" <CentOS4Bill@triad.rr.com> wrote:

>
> On Sun, 2011-10-16 at 14:28 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
>> <snip>
>
>> I tried, based on *old* memories, adding kernel arguments of noapic and
>> nolapic (IIRC). Still no joy.
>> <snip>
>
> Amazing what brainstorms hit after you click "send". Unfortunately, the
> thoughts didn't help.
>
> I tried again using the kernel parameters from the CentOS 4.8 grub
> kernel parameters that still work.
>
> ide0=ata66 ide1=ata66 hdc=ide-cd lapic
>
> AFAICT, same results.
>
> TIA,
> Bill
>
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"William L. Maltby" 10-16-2011 09:32 PM

CentOS 6.0: panic installing i386 on old Acer Desktop
 
On Sun, 2011-10-16 at 17:05 -0400, Rilindo Foster wrote:
> No ideas yet, but let me ask this: if you boot into rescue mode mode with a CentOS 6 disk, what happens if you were modify partitions and format the file systems within the shell?
>
> It would be interesting to see if you were to get a kernel panic at that point or not.

A good thought! I'm out of time today, but I'll give that a try as soon
as I get a couple of hours. I normally do custom layouts anyway, but for
this I just wanted to get it up so I could move my activities from a
CentOS 5.x and put 6 on that node too.

So doing a manual formatting and layout won't add a lot to what I've
tried already.

>
> - Rilindo Foster
> <snip sig stuff>

Thanks for the suggestion!

Bill

> On Oct 16, 2011, at 2:46 PM, "William L. Maltby" <CentOS4Bill@triad.rr.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > On Sun, 2011-10-16 at 14:28 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> >> <snip>
> >
> >> I tried, based on *old* memories, adding kernel arguments of noapic and
> >> nolapic (IIRC). Still no joy.
> >> <snip>
> >
> > Amazing what brainstorms hit after you click "send". Unfortunately, the
> > thoughts didn't help.
> >
> > I tried again using the kernel parameters from the CentOS 4.8 grub
> > kernel parameters that still work.
> >
> > ide0=ata66 ide1=ata66 hdc=ide-cd lapic
> >
> > AFAICT, same results.
> >
> > TIA,
> > Bill
> >
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> > CentOS@centos.org
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