Kernel panic on install on amd64
Nominated for Intrepid by Rodney Gordon II
I'm attempting to install Ubuntu server 6.06 on an amd64 machine, dual-opteron server with 2GB ECC RAM, SiI software SATA raid driver, Tyan K8SD-Pro motherboard.
As soon as I select the #1 option to install to the hard disk, I get a kernel panic. This occurs after the dialog "Loading Linux Kernel" proceeds to 100%. While proceeding to 100%, I get a couple of lines of display corruption, and then the panic:
PANIC: early exception rip ffffffff8046c58d error 0 cr2 3440
PANIC: early exception rip ffffffff8011e35a error 0 cr2 ffffffffff5fd023
I've tried setting: acpi=off noapic nolapic, and this results in a changed panic message (just one line, don't have the message handy).
If more hardware specs or the second panic message are required I'm happy to supply. I've tried disabling ACPI in the BIOS, and thats about the extent of what I know to try given the crypticness of the panic message and this being my first attempted Linux install. Given its a fairly popular motherboard and pretty vanilla setup, I haven't tried any further tweaking, as a) I don't think it should be required (installers should be robust, or at least provide a pointer to whats going wrong w/o requiring kernel sources etc), and b) the above doesn't offer even a slight bit of guidance as to what the problem might be (if it even hinted at *whats* causing the panic I might be tempted to try further rather than finding the needle in the proverbial haystack).
I've tried the alternate install CD in text mode too, exactly the same results. A pretty bad first exposure to Ubuntu unfortunately but I'd like to persevere given my colleagues reports of their very good experiences and my need for a fast JDK on AMD64.
|Changed in linux:|
|importance:||Undecided → Medium|
|status:||Incomplete → Confirmed|