[techtalk] CPUID serial number - kernel panic
rolick571 at duq.edu
Fri Aug 10 15:41:33 EST 2001
> > > 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.
> > You might try upgrading to a newer kernel. RH6.2 has 2.4.2, and the
> > early 2.4 kernels were a bit dodgy.
> Umm, 6.2 had 2.2.14 plus Red Hat patches, no 2.4 was in sight then.
check your bios .. if the CPUID serial number is enabled there, try
disabling it. if it's already disabled, try enabling it.
regardless, get the latest kernel source for whichever you intend to run
(2.2.x or 2.4.x).
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