how to catch a kernel panic

Philip Walden pwaldenlinux at
Thu Jun 14 15:11:59 UTC 2007

I recently installed FC7 over my FC6. FC6 worked fine. With FC7 I 
frequently get a frozen UI system hang. The only cure is a hard power 
reset. This seems to happen mostly during or after extensive install 
(yum) activity.

Yesterday I just happen to have a terminal open where I had su'ed to 
root. I saw a kernel panic message spew across the screen just before 
the system hung. The listing was useless as the the UI was frozen and 
all I saw was the "die" at the end.

I have never seen or dealt with these panic before. Is there a way to 
catch these things in a file in order to help sleuth out the problem?


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