General protection fault

Simon McClusky simon at wegener.mit.edu
Thu Feb 7 22:28:58 EST 2002


This afternoon I installed (from CD) scyld 27z-8 on a Pentium 4 2.2GHz.
The installation was flawless, but upon reboot I encountered a "general
protection fault". This fault occured in the boot sequence following the
ide1 at .......... on irq 15. Before the line that _should_ have listed 
the hda disk geometry. I think this problem has something to do with the
kernel not being able to probe the disk correctly? The hda disk is a 72K 
40Gb Seagate disk. The machine also has a 120Gb Western Digital disk
attached (should be hdb). My question can I resolve this problem using the
append command in lilo to tell the kernel what disk geometry to expect?   
Has anyone else got scyld running on a similar P4 system? I can provide a
complete set of hardware specs if this would be useful. Posting the
complete boot sequence is difficult since the machine totally hangs after
the fault although I can do this too.

Thanks for any help with this problem

--Simon

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