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SubjectRe: 2.4.17 - hang after 'freeing unused kernel memory'
On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, Stepan Hluchan wrote:

> I have installed the RedHat 7.2 distro (I think it comes with
> 2.4.10-something
> but that hangs too) on one machine A. and then transferred the HD to
> another (machine B) where it should be used. On machine A (Celeron 800Mhz)
> it all boots up fine with any kernel, on machine B (P75 @ 100Mhz, ancient
> BIOS
> and mobo) it hangs after the message 'freeing up XX k unused kernel memory'.
>
> I have compiled the 2.4.17, 2.4.0 kernels set to 'classic pentium', but both
> would
> hang...
>
> What can be the cause for this? (keep in mind it works fine on the newer
> machine)

Kernels hangs after the "freeing unused kernel memory" are the classic
symptom that the kernel has been compiled using the wrong CPU type.
Just for grins, try again using the next lower version of the CPU:
like a 586. X86 CPU settings are mostly forward compatible, not
backwards compatible.

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