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Re: Kernel panic

On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 07:45:03AM -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
> / "nate" <debian-user@aphroland.org> was heard to say:
> | Norman Walsh said:
> |> I'm trying to build 2.4.20 for my Compaq 7470 desktop machine.
> |> At various times it's hung immediately after booting or after some agpgart
> |> weirdness (197M? I don't think so).
> |
> | most likely bad ram
> Well, perhaps. I had some odd compile failures that a little
> net-research suggested was bad ram. I ran memtest for several days
> without finding anything. But a little more net-research suggests that
> memtest doesn't find all the errors.

Heh, gcc is sometimes a better memory tester than memtest...

> In any event, I've swapped memory modules in, out, and around on this
> box several times without any change in behavior.

Known good RAM still causes problems?  I'd bet on another source of
hardware problems...loose connections, overheating, etc, etc...2.4.20 is
supposed to be a stable kernel, I'd think it fairly unlikely that it
crashes on boot like that only for you...:)

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