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Re: 40r6 locks up during boot

On Monday 12 January 2009, John wrote:
> general protection fault: 3edc [#1]
> Modules linked in:
> Pid 0, comm: swapper Not tainted (2.6.26-1-486 #1)
> EIP 0060:[<c03633f0d>] EFLAGS 00000286 CPU: 0
> EIP is at 0xc0363f0d
> I will leave off now, lots of hex numbers which I'm likely to
> mistranscribe.
> It ends with kernel panic - not syncing -: Attempted to kill the idle
> task!
> Oh, the top item on the call trace:
> [<c0107a71>] apply_paravirt+0x81/0x91.
> and it's called from vgacon_set_cursor_size.

Note that whatever this is, it's a kernel problem, not a problem with the 
installer itself. And this is not the best list to help with kernel 

One thing you could try is booting with the framebuffer disabled (add
"fb=false" or "video=vfb:off" as boot parameter).

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