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From: John Matthews <jvmatthe@×××××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo 1.0 install CD (stage2/stage3) kernel panic(?) from PCMCIA
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 11:08:16
Message-Id: 1017767014.17151.12.camel@ph4tp1p3
1 I have successfully bootstrapped a Gentoo 1.0_rc6 system in the past,
2 and the PCMCIA stuff for that install CD worked great.
4 I am rebuilding system using Gentoo 1.0 install CD (going straight to
5 stage 3, having backed up /etc to a safe place, and then nuked all old
6 Gentoo install). The install looks about the same except that it detects
7 a SCSI subsystem that the 1.0_rc6 CD didn't find. Then if I insmod (or
8 modprobe) pcmcia_core I get what appears to be a kernel panic.
10 I lose control of the system and page after page of numbers (looks like
11 addresses, whatnot) go streaming by. I cannot stop it to see what they
12 are and I cannot capture the data.
14 Laptop is a Compaq Armada 1700. (I don't think this has anything to do
15 with the cards. Same result when no cards inserted.)
17 I have gotten system mostly working now. I didn't do any network stuff
18 and just installed the stage 3 tarball and other housekeeping. Then
19 rebooted using 1.0_rc6 CD. Enabled networking with this working kernel
20 and chroot-ed into the new 1.0 stage 3 I had installed. Was able to
21 emerge kernel-sources and will build from there.
23 If the Gentoo devs are following this, I thought they might want to know
24 that something in PCMCIA support changed between 1.0_rc6 and 1.0 that
25 makes the install painful, but no impossible. Certainly not for the
26 people that don't know to work around it somehow.
28 If I should file a bugzilla report, let me know. I suspect there may be
29 a kernel option around this or a module parameter, but am not
30 knowledgeable enough to know what.
32 Regards and thanks,
33 matt
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo 1.0 install CD (stage2/stage3) kernel panic(?) from PCMCIA Chad Huneycutt <chadh@×××××××××.edu>