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RE: 5.2 fails/ 5.1 works



I got everything think to work when I took out one 256MB memory module.  So
now I have 768MB.  I plan to upgrade the kernel, then put the memory back
in. I have heard this works for some people.  I'll let you know.

-Brandon

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jose M. Sanchez [mailto:opjose ex-pressnet com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 8:23 AM
> To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> Cc: Brandon Pulsipher
> Subject: Re: 5.2 fails/ 5.1 works
>
>
> Did you get as far as disk druid/fdisk (use the latter please...)?
>
> -JMS
> opjose ex-pressnet com
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brandon Pulsipher <Brandon superstats com>
> To: <redhat-install-list redhat com>
> Sent: Monday, March 29, 1999 4:26 PM
> Subject: RE: 5.2 fails/ 5.1 works
>
>
> > Right.  I tried this:
> >
> > Put the 5.2 CD on my Win98 machine.  Did a RAWRITE, putting the boot.img
> on
> > the floppy disk.
> >
> > Put the floppy disk in the new machine.  It booted off the floppy and
> > started the install, then the floppy died with the same errors:
> >
> > > > > > Bad pmd in pte_alloc: 000000e7
> > > > > > Kernel panic: Failed to allocate buffer hash table
> > > > > > In swapper task - not syncing
> >
> > Any idaes?  Also, thanks for the heads up on CD boots.
> Personally, I like
> > it also.
> >
> > -Brandon
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jose M. Sanchez [mailto:opjose ex-pressnet com]
> > > Sent: Monday, March 29, 1999 2:13 PM
> > > To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> > > Cc: Brandon superstats com
> > > Subject: Re: 5.2 fails/ 5.1 works
> > >
> > >
> > > What's wrong with booting from the boot floppy (using the CD-ROM
> > > of course)
> > > and following the "upgrade" proceedure?
> > >
> > > While you might get a few *.rpmsave files laying around in the /etc
> > > directory, they are easy to spot, and therefor modify the NEWLY
> > > placed files
> > > to correspond to the old ones.
> > >
> > > The upgrade/update proceedure does a pretty good job since it uses RPM
> to
> > > replace packages...
> > >
> > > This is one reason NOT to deviate from RPM's and install TAR
> > > files, since it
> > > permits updates/upgrades to be installed easily.
> > >
> > > Re: Booting, you might bot have an "official" RH CD(?). RH's web site
> and
> > > the documentation for 5.2 specifically indicates that the boot from CD
> > > option is now a no-no... due to the modular kernel... it is also
> > > slated NOT
> > > to be supported for future releases.. Personlly I preferred the
> > > Boot from CD
> > > options... no mucking around with floppies...
> > >
> > > -JMS
> > > opjose ex-pressnet com
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Brandon Pulsipher <Brandon superstats com>
> > > To: <redhat-install-list redhat com>
> > > Sent: Monday, March 29, 1999 4:06 PM
> > > Subject: RE: 5.2 fails/ 5.1 works
> > >
> > >
> > > > Oh.  Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > That's funny though because I have installed two other machines
> > > that way.
> > > > That's fine though.  So, that leaves me with the question
> of is there
> a
> > > > quick and easy way to get 5.1 to to 5.2?
> > > >
> > > > -Brandon
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Jose M. Sanchez [mailto:opjose ex-pressnet com]
> > > > > Sent: Monday, March 29, 1999 1:46 PM
> > > > > To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> > > > > Cc: Brandon superstats com
> > > > > Subject: Re: 5.2 fails/ 5.1 works
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > 5.2 does not support booting from the CD...
> > > > >
> > > > > It's in the notes...
> > > > >
> > > > > -JMS
> > > > > opjose ex-pressnet com
> > > > >
> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > From: Brandon Pulsipher <Brandon superstats com>
> > > > > To: <redhat-install-list redhat com>
> > > > > Sent: Monday, March 29, 1999 3:46 PM
> > > > > Subject: 5.2 fails/ 5.1 works
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > I just got a new box and when I put my RH 5.2 CD in to boot
> > > and do an
> > > > > > instlal, it fails with:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > #-----------
> > > > > > Bad pmd in pte_alloc: 000000e7
> > > > > > Kernel panic: Failed to allocate buffer hash table
> > > > > > In swapper task - not syncing
> > > > > > #-----------
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If I use a Red Hat 5.1 CD it works fine.  So, any idea
> if this is
> > > > > hardware,
> > > > > > or just a strange error?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Also, I am going to the 2.2.x kernel anyway.  Is there an
> > > easy way to
> > > > > bring
> > > > > > all the packages on 5.1 up to date for this?  Basically, is
> > > > > there an easy
> > > > > > way (NOT one package at a time) to bring 5.1 up to 5.2?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > THANK YOU!!!!
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Brandon
> > > > > > Bradnon superstats com
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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