[Bug 24533] Re: Fail to boot smp kernel

Richard Green rtg at aapsc.com
Sat May 6 03:07:51 UTC 2006

Just encountered this same condition.
System is a dual-Pentium system:
rtg at jot:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 7
model name      : Pentium III (Katmai)
stepping        : 3
cpu MHz         : 548.752
cache size      : 512 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse
bogomips        : 1097.70

I installed Breezy, then used Adept to install the 686 SMP kernel package.  System hung upon reboot at the grey X screen before the KDM login window appeared.  System was completely unresponsive - I could not switch to a text console, could not kill the X server, could not force reboot with ctrl-alt-del.  Powered down.

Rebooted with Dapper beta 2 CD.  Installed. (two glitches with install - I'll file them separately)  Used Adept to install 686 SMP kernel package,  Reboot. (hung on shutdown, had to use hardware reset).  On reboot w/686 kernel, system hung as X starting (blue screen this time) just before KDM window appears.  System also totally unresponsive.  Hard reset, selected 386 kernel in grub menu, system starts normally.

Fail to boot smp kernel

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