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SubjectRe: Kernel panic with Linux 2.2.0pre2

Don call me as an astronomy question and lets see what happened and when?

615-371-0304 second line preferred
615-373-4897 primary line

What was the last kernel that you had success with and were there any
patches applied?

I can back the changes to that kernel and see if that is the problem.
I recall that the ASUS board you have has wierd ways of getting DMA setup
on the PIIX3. Did you put the UDMA drive on the PIIX3?

On Thu, 31 Dec 1998, Don Fisher wrote:

> So as to not be rude,
>
> I tried 2.2.0pre[1,2]. Pre1 SMP would only find one of my cpu's:-( I posted a
> report. I then tried pre2 when it became available. I get the following panic
> at boot:
>
> Partition check:
> hda: unknown partition table
> hdb: unknown partition table
> NTFS version 980101
> attempt to access past end of device
> 03:01: rw=0, want=2, limit=0
> EXT@-fs: unable to read superblock
> attempt to access past end of device
> 03:01: rw=0, want=33, limit=0
> isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=03:01, iso_blknum=16, block=32
> hda1: bad access: block=0, count=1
> end_request: I/O error, dev 0301 (hda), sector 0
> reading superblock failed
> Kernel panic: VFS Unable to mount foot fs on 03:01
>
>
> I saw there were some patches to the ide code having to do with LBA and drive
> configurations. My drive is a MAXTOR 87000A8 (7004 MB). Fdisk lists it with
> heads=15, sectors=63 and cylinders=14475. I have an ASUS P55T2P4D mother
> board. If any other info would be helpful please let me know.
>
> Pls low flame if cockpit error;-)
> don
>
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > Well, some people obviously had problems with the first 2.2.0pre, so
> > there's a second one there. Most of it is almost purely syntactic sugar:
> > configuration issues and jiffies wraparound, but there were a few problems
> > wrt some IDE disk geometry stuff in particular that made 2.2.0pre1 not
> > boot for some people.
> >
> > Other real changes:
> > - nfsd updated, and we have an official maintainer for knfsd (and I was
> > happy by how many people were ready to stand up for it. Good show,
> > guys!)
> > - network driver updates (tulip/eepro)
> > - some TCP fixes for occasional but nasty performance problems.
> > - fix for an attack where you could cause a complete and utter lockup of
> > the kernel as a normal user. Thanks to Michael Chastain for keeping the
> > faith on this one and reminding me to fix it.
> >
> > If you haven't had problems with pre1, there should be no major cause to
> > look at pre2. But if you haven't even looked at pre1 yet, please consider
> > looking at the pre-2.2.0 kernels before it's too late. I'm going to be
> > extremely rude to people who knew better but didn't test out the pre-
> > kernels and then send me bug-reports on the released 2.2.0.
> >
> > Linus
> >
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Cheers,
Andre Hedrick
The Linux IDE guy
The APC UPS Specialist for Linux

http://www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/server/udma/
http://www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/server/apcupsd/apcupsd-3.5.2.bin.tar.gz

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(C) me.....




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