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RE: Install on Toshiba Satellite 5005

FWIW, I had the same trouble with a Vaio, same Intel chipset I think....hmm.

Work around was to d/l a couple of the testing CD's, which can be found
here..pick your mirror. http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/#testing

I'm sure there are better/easier ways to install a 2.4.x kernel shortly
after install or even with it, but this worked for me and I now have a
rescue CD. :-) Good to have when an upgrade from Win2K pro to XP pro decides
to boff the MBR .. ;-)

My best guess is that the 2.4.x kernels handle the shared irq's and Intel
chipset more gracefully.  If all else fails you could try RH7.2 which ran
fine here, but I for one couldn't stand the maintenance of it.  Just more
familiar and comfortable with dselect.
Good luck.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven L. Sesar [mailto:ssesar@rcn.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 11:27 PM
To: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
Subject: Install on Toshiba Satellite 5005

Trying to install Potato from CD on the machine noted in the Subject header.
The base install goes fine until we reboot from the hard drive. We get a
kernel panic:

Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In interrupt handler - not syncing

Has anyone run into this?

Intel Pentium III 1.10GHz (1100MHz) processor
Data/Address Bus Width: 64-bit/32-bit
512KB, Intel FWH
Intel Chipset 815E
YAHAMA YMF753 Codec Chip
16-bit stereo, Windows Sound System V.2.0, Sound Blaster®
Software Decoder:  InterVideo (WinDVD)
NVIDIA GeForce2Go graphics controller
Integrated (controller-less) V.90 56K modem

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