Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 10:25:19 +0100 From: Andreas Ericsson <ae@....se> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Owl and Intel 64 bit Xeon Randy Greif wrote: > I am trying to install Owl 2.0 now I have tried 1 & 1.1 etc. but it seems > like everything I do I cannot fdisk the hard drives. > let me start I have a Compaq DL380 PIII 700 Xeon 128mb RAM for now, two 18.2 > GB HDD on a compaq integrated smart array looks like version 1.68 You'll most likely have to build support for this as a module in a RAMdisk on the CD. > I have tried it set up Raid 0, Raid 1, all the different configurations. I > have updated the BIOS, the Smart start for Compaq, and followed everything > Compaq > said to install linux,and tried other OS's also trying to get one that will > accept Owl. Now I am getting an error on boot up (nothing installed except > compaqs controller software) > the error > "<0>Kernal Panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!" This messages comes from kernel/exit.c if a kill-request originating within the kernel is sent to pid 0. In essence, this should never happen (hence the panic). Is the CPU overclocked? Is it an SMP system? I think Xeon is a dual-core CPU, but I'm not sure if Xeon's are available as Pentium 3. > "In idle task - not syncing" > then it just sets there. Naturally it just sits there. A kernel panic is somewhat akin to a normal program crashing. Something unexpected and illegal has happened and there are no sane options left to try. > other times I got it to boot from the CD then it won't do anything from > there no fdisk etc. What output do you get from cfdisk? I'm fairly sure it doesn't say "I won't do anything" no matter what you try. -- Andreas Ericsson andreas.ericsson@....se OP5 AB www.op5.se Tel: +46 8-230225 Fax: +46 8-230231
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