Bug#470522: Kernel oopses before installation on my T41
On Tuesday 11 March 2008, Frank Bauer wrote:
> The kernel oopses while loading the lenny beta1 installer.
This is almost certainly not an installer issue, but a kernel issue.
> While booting I can just quickly notice the kernel dump on the screen,
> which is immediately replaced by the first screen of the installer.
> Nothing works. The most I can do is to reboot with SysRq+B.
Please boot the installer with 'expert BOOT_DEBUG=3' that should probably
give you the dump. Try taking a picture of it and see if you can still
scroll back up for additional pictures.
When using BOOT_DEBUG=3 the installer should start a debug shell. Do you get
that and is the shell usable?
If the laptop has a serial port, you can also try connecting it to another
computer using a null-modem serial cable to get the boot log.