Core 1 hangs on booting at Freeing unused kernel memory

David Woakes david at
Sat May 8 06:50:09 UTC 2004

 >> I have Core 1 working quite happily on a Via Epia-M 10000 Nemehiah
 >> motherboard and I intend to replace the system with one based on a Via
 >> Epia-M 6000 Motherboard.
 >> I have transferred the memory from the original PC and the hard drive.
 >> After changing to an i586 kernel it boots and gets as far as the
 >> "Freeing unused kernel memory: 124k freed" and then the system hangs.

 >I have some Epia 5000 Eden (fanless) series boards here and they've all
 >come up as i686 kernels during the install. (I haven't checked, but I'm
 >assuming the 6k series is newer and should be i686 as well)

 >I don't know for sure, but that might be the problem.


I tried booting with the kernel installed for the Neremiah board, but 
that just rebooted immediately with no traces (I'm pretty sure it was an 
i686 kernel).

I've put some traces in linuxrc (in the initrd image) and i know that 
script is finishing.  I believe the next step is init should be called.

I'm rather curious about the lack of messages in /var/log/messages, I 
thought there should be some...


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