Bug#456273: Kernel panic on boot with linux-image-2.6.18-5
Paul Gear wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> Thanks for the reply - i've actually decommissioned this machine
> recently. It was upgraded to lenny after i submitted the bug, and the
> same things continued to happen on the lenny Xen vs. normal kernels.
> It is fully working and sitting on my test bench, so i can test any
> kernel version you like. But whatever happens i'll need to install a
> new OS on it. If you can point me to any good instructions for
> non-kernel-hackers, i can probably even get a serial console sorted out.
Thanks. For a serial console you would need a null modem cable and
another machine with a serial port. For netconsole you just need to
be lucky enough to have a panic after the NIC has been initialized
(rather than in very early boot).
See , , and  to get started. For the machine slurping logs
over a serial console, step 3 at  seems to get the steps roughly
right (i.e., launch minicom and make its settings match those you gave