Dear Debian Gurus:
I have been using Linux since 1995. All this time I never
experienced a serious system crash, until recently.
I am using Debian 2.0.14.
My system has four partitions:
device size mount
/dev/hda1 ~1Gb /
/dev/hda2 128Mb swap
/dev/hda3 ~3Gb /usr
/dev/hda4 ~1Gb /home
I left for vacations Aug.3 and left my system running (a big
mistake). A power outage occurred while I was away. When I
came back the screen that welcomed me, was a partially booted
system, which hung after a kernel panic message !!
I used a previous SUSE bootdisk (2.0.13), it checked the fs,
mounted the partitions, and there it was, running again. Thats
until I rebooted again with my Debian kernel, which worked
until I tried to start Xwindows-KDE. The system crashed a
couple of times, one time it actually rebooted by itself.
The latest message that I get, upon booting is as follows,
note that I can still use my SUSE bootdisk to get the system
This is what I get when I try to boot using without a
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address c8000000
current->tss.cr3 = 00080000' %cr3 = 00080000
*pde = 00000000
eax: 003bafff ebx: 07fff000 ecx: 00001000 edx: 000003f0
esi: 08000000 edi: 003b6f58 ebp: 003b6f5c esp: 003b6f18
ds: 0018 es: 0018 fs: 002b gs: 002b ss: 0018
Process init (pid: 1, process nr: 1, stackpage=003b6000)
Stack: 07fff000 00000001 000083e0 003b6f8c 00000000 0012b68a 07fff000
003b6f5c 003baf00 003b6f58 00086e9c 4000b3f0 07fff000 000000 3
00000000 40008cb4 ffffffdc 00122ba1 07fff000 00000001 4000b3f0
Call Trace: [<0012b68a>] [<00122ba1>] [<00122d27>] [<0010a645>]
Code: 8a 06 46 84 c0 75 f4 84 c0 74 4c 8b 54 24 24 ff 82 80 00 00
That's the last line that I see. I have copied this looking at
the dump, so there might be slight typos.
Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated, with much
Computational Solid Mechanics
MMAE Department, IIT
Chicago, IL 60616-3793
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