Anyone running CentOS 4.5 or 5 on PE2970

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Sat Jun 9 06:35:06 CDT 2007


On Saturday 09 June 2007, Erik Cummings wrote:
> Some really odd results here.
>
> 	1.  Dell Support provided some switches to use for install (64 bit Linux
> kernel panics during install w/ more than 4GB RAM). Kernel Panic on AMD
> Processor-Based Systems With Memory Greater Than 4 GB While performing a
> manual installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on AMD processor-based
> systems with memory greater than 4 GB, run the following command line
> option to prevent a kernel panic: iommu=soft console=tty0 numa=off
> NOTE: Ensure that numa=off is last option in the kernel command line. If
> numa=off is not the last option, the parameter will not be recognized.

This reminds me about a recent thread on the centos mailing-list:
 http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2007-May/081949.html
With related redhat bugzilla:
 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=238709

I read that bz as, a fix will be in 5u1.

/Peter
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