Re: won't boot; kernel panics; crc error; memory dump -- help?
Have you tried to unplug the pci-cards? It sounds like hardware trouble
to me and since you have sound and video built in on the motherboard you
can at least try and see what happens.
tis 2005-01-25 klockan 16:05 -0500 skrev nori heikkinen:
> hey all,
> i'm getting a series of very, very strange errors -- and erratic, at
> brief background: a couple weeks ago, my computer just went down.
> magically. i posted to this list about it, ran a memory test, and
> ended up discovering some bulging capacitors on the motherboard. this
> article, and many of my friends, said this meant the mobo was bad.
> so i got a new one. also upgraded to DDR while i was at it, and got a
> new case & power supply, since the new mobo used J3.
> at this point, the only things that are NOT new in the computer are my
> two PCI cards (sound & video (which i have both of on-board, but i like
> my sound card, dammit)), the two IDE hard drives, and the two IDE cd
> drives i have. hda - d respectively.
> but still, it does not work! more information you say? when i push the
> power button, one of a handful of things happens:
> 1. nothing. it just whirrs, and doesn't even get as far as the
> 2. it gets to the BIOS (correctly recognizing the amount of memory,
> and the location of the drives), and hangs.
> 3. it gets past the BIOS, starts to load LILO, but then while doing
> so, says:
> crc error
> -- System halted.
> 4. it loads Linux using LILO successfully, but then kernel panics,
> saying "improper root= device" or something like that.
> 5. it loads Linux using LILO properly, but then dumps pages and
> pages of memory addresses in hex like this [<abcdef09>] on the
> screen, and doesn't stop.
> when something like (4) happens, i think to myself, "self, this sounds
> like you just have LILO misconfigured somehow. you should just pop in a
> rescue disk like Knoppix, and re-run LILO through a chroot." so i try
> that. when trying to boot off a Knoppix CD, one of the following
> 1. nothing, as above in (1).
> 2. it gives me a big blue screen and large console-y characters, and
> says it's starting to load Knoppix, but then, after loading the
> kernel, everything blacks out, and nothing more happens.
> basically, i can't boot -- not into my regular hard drive; not into
> note that when i took the hard drives into work and tried to boot off it
> there, it did just fine.
> this is a new motherboard, though -- and i see no bulging capacitors, or
> any obvious sign of damage. i have a warranty on it, but is it the mobo
> that's bad?
> basically, i'm confused as heck at this point. what could a possible
> culprit be? as far as i can tell, my hard drive is just fine. i can't
> even run memtest86 on this new memory, as bootable CDs don't so much
> work (see "trying to boot into Knoppix," above). i'm miffed.
> any suggestions?
>  http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2005/01/msg01259.html
>  http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=195
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