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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: Kernel panics on bootup
Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 22:51, Chris Snyder wrote:
>
>>Thanks for the quick reply. Would it be possible for me to get this
>>working with only one processor, then? The nosmp option doesn't let it
>>boot.
>
>
> Firstly check if the BIOS has any kind of "OS" or "Intel MP" options. If
> it has an OS option try setting it to something Unixlike.
>
> Next build a completely non SMP kernel and see if that boots. Let me
> know what that one does because the SMP failure should not have been a
> crash regardless of what it found
>

I poked around in the bios for any APIC settings or OS settings, and
found none. I also couldn't find any configuration utilities that would
let me change any of those settings. While playing around in the
diagnostics that are included with the server, I did find that it failed
an MP test. That would explain rather nicely why it isn't working.
I'll have to convince the boss to let me spend more money now, since
even if I can get it booting, I don't want to be running a server with
buggy hardware. Unless you're interested in getting the kernel to boot
on this thing, I'm not going to pursue this any further. Thanks for
your help.

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