Kernel panics on Asrock K7VT2.
This really sounds like a hardware problem including one (or more) of:
power supply problem.
You might try booting from the livecd and running memtest. Also you
might try, from the livecd, running folding@home (see the ubuntu wiki
for more info) to stress your system.
On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 4:19 PM, Adam Funk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I installed Ubuntu 7.10 to try out the LVM-crypto stuff on an old
> computer with (according to lshw) an ASRock K7VT2 motherboard, Athlon
> XP 1800+ processor and 255MB of RAM. I carried out the upgrades and
> it's now running (according to dmesg) "Linux version 2.6.22-14-generic
> (buildd@terranova) (gcc version 4.1.3 20070929 (prerelease) (Ubuntu
> 4.1.2-16ubuntu2)) #1 SMP Fri Feb 1 04:59:50 UTC 2008".
> The installation seemed to be fine, and the computer boots up without
> any apparent problems, but generally dies mysteriously within 2 to 120
> Symptoms: the gdm login screen freezes, and sometimes the caps lock
> and scroll lock lights blink. Not very informative, so I left it on a
> virtual console and found the following at the end of the error
> EIP: [<c02f3f91>] _spin_lock+0x1/0x10 SS:ESP 0068 c3867eb4
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt
> I've tried booting with "acpi=off", "noapic" and both options.
> I'd be grateful for any further suggestions for getting it to stay
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