New kernel fails miserably on natty

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Sat Jul 16 17:29:40 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM, Frank McCormick <beacon at>wrote:

> On 16/07/11 01:06 PM, compdoc wrote:
>> *>* fails as soon as it's selected, by restarting
>> the machine at the BIOS
>>  >power-on self-test, scanning for controllers and hard drives etc, with
>> no visible error message
>>  >or indication of failure. The machine is a bit old (2001 BIOS), but
>> this reaction is a bit severe, I think.
>>  >
>>  >Anybody else?
>> I have running on a couple of machines now with no
>> issues - but it's no PAE, as they are 64bit.
>>   On my Debian Sid installation none of the PAE kernels will run. The
> Kernel developers seem to think it's a hardware problem...despite the fact
> earlier kernels ran (and still run) fine. My BIOS is from 2003.
> Hmmm.  I only have 2 GB RAM on this particular machine, but choose PAE out
of habit.  I cannot reboot mine at the moment, but I wonder if (no PAE)  would run?

Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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