[techtalk] CPUID serial number - kernel panic
theunseen at darnold.org
Fri Aug 10 21:06:52 EST 2001
Well, if RH 6.2 is running on a Duron/Athlon (is it?) try running it with
the following appended to the boot: line
LILO boot: linux x86_serial_nr=1
Better yet, check this page out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nils Philippsen" <nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de>
To: <techtalk at linuxchix.simegen.com>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 18:41
Subject: Re: [techtalk] CPUID serial number - kernel panic
> On 10 Aug 2001 15:41:33 -0400, coldfire wrote:
> > > > > 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
> > > > > where it dies.
> > regardless, get the latest kernel source for whichever you intend to run
> > (2.2.x or 2.4.x).
> That's the 2.2.19-6.2.7 in this particular case -- the 2.2.19 should be
> upgraded to anyway because up to 2.2.18 the kernels have a very nasty,
> root-exploitable bug.
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