[techtalk] CPUID serial number - kernel panic

Stephanie Maks steph at maksystems.com
Sat Aug 4 16:08:14 EST 2001

Hello everyone!

I've just installed Red Hat 6.2 on a brand new computer, the installation
worked fine, everything worked really smoothly till I tried to boot up for
the first time.  It correctly identifies the CPU type, then it says:
CPUID disabling serial number...
and that's where it dies.  It reports a General Protection Fault followed by
a bunch of numbers, and then ends on a Kernel Panic.

If I boot via the install CD in rescue mode, I can tell everything is on the
hard drive and it is all fine.

Does anyone know if there is a boot argument to have it not try and disable
the CPU Serial Number?


AMD Athalon 1000MHz processor
128 MB ram
4 GB hard drive
CD Rom
ATI Rage 128 video card


Stephanie Maksylewich
Brampton Ontario

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