Re: Crash on boot (2.4.5)

From: David Brown (
Date: Sun Jun 24 2001 - 14:13:35 EST


Have you tried swapping in a different stick of RAM and/or running a
boot-time memory tester? Does it boot on 2.2 or any other OSs?

I had a problem like this once before - turned out one of the two 128MB CAS2
modules were bad. I replaced it and 2.4 booted wonderfully.

Good Luck,

- Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Fraley" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2001 2:51 PM
Subject: Crash on boot (2.4.5)

> Hi, everyone.. I'm borrowing my roommate's email, so please send replies
> Thanks!
> Here's my problem... when I boot anything 2.4, I get several oopsen in a
> row, all of which are either (most commonly) kernel paging request could
> be handled, or (much less common) unable to handle kernel Null pointer
> dereference. I will send any info on request, but here's my hardware and
> kernel config:
> iWill KKR-266R (Via 8363 Northbridge, 686B south)
> AMD tbird 1GHz
> 256MB cas2 pc133 sdram
> ATI Radeon DDR 64MB VIVO
> Kingston KNE120TX (Realtek 8139 chip)
> SBLive! 5.1
> IBM GXP75 30GB (on the via ide controller)
> Pioneer 16x dvd
> ls120
> This happens regardless if I turn on swap or not. When swap is on, it is
> 128MB partition (and yes, I'm aware of the recommendation of 2x RAM, but I
> believe I read somewhere that someone was working on that, and I didn't
> to waste the extra 384MB on swap).
> Is there anything I can do to fix this?
> -- andyw
> p.s., booting with devfs=nomount is better, but still causes oopsen (I get
> to a login prompt, but if I do much more than mount a disk a copy to it,
> system freaks)

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