Kernel Panic

Hello.

It is my first try getting Linux on my pc which is an Acer Aspire Z5610. This is not the first time for me when I am getting an Kernel Panic error on this computer.

I looked up google hoping to find an answer and I found out that it may be my BIOS’s fault.
I currently have Windows 7 on this PC.
I have a Phoenix BIOS and there is an update for it called “Bios Linux” on the official Acer support website.

OK, after this short introduction, that’s the error:
http://special.extremedomain.co.uk/lf1.jpg

I really hope to get support for this problem as I can not literally install any other OS to this PC than Windows 7 because they fail with Kernel Panic.

Tried other Linux Editions and even Mac OS Intel Edition and IAtkos V1 and V7 and they all give kernel panic. Wierd…

Please help me… :’(

Please do not post huge pictures.

Sounds like Windows lock in. You might try the BIOS update. They obviously would not have had it if there was not something wrong with the original.

On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 02:36:02 +0000, gogalthorp wrote:

> Please do not post huge pictures.

Looked like a link here, I didn’t see a problem with the post.

> Sounds like Windows lock in. You might try the BIOS update. They
> obviously would not have had it if there was not something wrong with
> the original.

The panic looks more to me like the driver for the disk subsystem isn’t
included. Mateuszd, what is the hardware involved - specifically, what
type of disk is it (ATA, SATA, PATA, SCSI) and what is the manufacturer,
make, and model of the disk controller?

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

I will post a large image last time, I host it on my server so I am not sure how to make a thumbnail.
This is all I could get about my HDD usig Everest. My BIOS settings have ASCI(selected) option and IDE option, changing those did not solve anything but caused Linux to crash even before reaching that error. >:)

Please look at the screenshot below to see that they have 4 Bios’s available:
Screenshot of Acer Support Website.

OK, Thats the picture:
http://special.extremedomain.co.uk/lf2.jpg

On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:56:01 +0000, mateuszd wrote:

> I will post a large image last time, I host it on my server so I am not
> sure how to make a thumbnail.
> This is all I could get about my HDD usig Everest. My BIOS settings have
> ASCI(selected) option and IDE option, changing those did not solve
> anything but caused Linux to crash even before reaching that error. >:)
>
> Please look at the screenshot below to see that they have 4 Bios’s
> available:
> ‘Screenshot of Acer Support Website.’
> (http://special.extremedomain.co.uk/bios.jpg)
>
> OK, Thats the picture:
> [image: http://special.extremedomain.co.uk/lf2.jpg]

If you can boot into Windows, you can use the device manager to get more
information about the disk controller and subsystem.

From the specs posted, it looks like it’s a SATA subsystem - but the
information posted here is the drive information, what we really need is
the controller’s information (make/model/manufacturer).

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

I have managed to fix this problem by disabling an option called Memory Hole Remapping in my Bios settings, I am writing this post from Linux right now :wink:

I will try to test whether it works in other distributionsl or only this one.

Now I have a problem with screen and strange lines appearing when moving windows around. :expressionless:

On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 21:46:01 +0000, mateuszd wrote:

> I have managed to fix this problem by disabling an option called Memory
> Hole Remapping in my Bios settings, I am writing this post from Linux
> right now :wink:
>
> I will try to test whether it works in other distributionsl or only this
> one.

Great news!

> Now I have a problem with screen and strange lines appearing when moving
> windows around. :expressionless:

That sounds like a video driver issue - you might start a separate thread
on that, but be sure to include the video card make/model/manufacturer as
well as the driver that’s being used.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

Just before I start a new thread.

I have installed the driver from the ATI website and instead of lines everywhere, windows are so slow at movement and content scrolling is slow. Its like having an old computer :frowning:

Anyway you could help?

mateuszd wrote:
> I have managed to fix this problem by disabling an option called Memory
> Hole Remapping in my Bios settings, I am writing this post from Linux
> right now :wink:

smooth move!!

i’m really excited…that machine looks like what i’ve been wanting
for years!

can you tell me if multi-touch is working???

> Now I have a problem with screen and strange lines appearing when
> moving windows around. :expressionless:

i agree with Jim, you need to start a new thread so the video/graphics
gurus SEE that in the thread title (else they will think this is just
thread is about Kernel Panic, and never look in)…


palladium

Ok. I will start a new topic soon.
I managed to get mp3 working on it (can’t believe it’s support is not build in)

The PC I have is multitouch enabled, works perfect on Windows 7 but does not yet work on Linux. No touchscreen at all.

On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 22:56:02 +0000, mateuszd wrote:

> I managed to get mp3 working on it (can’t believe it’s support is not
> build in)

See http://en.opensuse.org/Restricted_Formats for information why; you
can thank software patents for it not being built into the default
installation.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 22:06:02 +0000, mateuszd wrote:

> Just before I start a new thread.
>
> I have installed the driver from the ATI website and instead of lines
> everywhere, windows are so slow at movement and content scrolling is
> slow. Its like having an old computer :frowning:
>
> Anyway you could help?

With ATI, there have been some issues with the recent drivers and 11.2 -
ATI has been kinda slow in getting the driver issues sorted out.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

MP3 are a proprietary format ie they have patents on them. This means they cannot be bundled with the OS legally in the US at least. It is a legal problem not a design or technical problem. Write your congress critter if you don’t like it.

There should not be any software patents. All because of one stupid judge.

To get the touch screen working will require some configuration. Would in a cold install of windows also.

> The PC I have is multitouch enabled, works perfect on Windows 7 but
> does not yet work on Linux. No touchscreen at all.

what i figured!

it is my understanding (which may NOT be correct) is that it is likely
you can get touch screen working…

but Apple holds the patent on multi-touch, so that is gonna be a
problem to figure a way around through clean room coding that doesn’t
encroach on Apple’s “intellectual property”…

some light reading on the granted patent:
http://www.google.com/search?q=multi-touch+apple+patent


palladium

This is annoying, I fixed MP3 but for some reason when I uninstalled the ATI graphics driver, the system booted into a console, no way of accessing GUI (for me at least), I deleted all Linux partitions and I will try installing it later again with all updates (because updating the system failed when I used YAST)/:expressionless: If you look at the screenshot in one of the first slides, one of them shows BIOS updates, do you think I should update it??

I created a topic about Slow Graphics and no 3D Rendering but there’s no reply yet.

BTW. I was dual booting Windows 7 and Suse Linux. :stuck_out_tongue:

mateuszd wrote:
> the system booted into a console, no way of
> accessing GUI (for me at least), I deleted all Linux partitions

ah man! not so fast…i bet there are several folks here who could’a
helped you with that…and saved all the reinstall time…but. . .


palladium

I prefer to start everything again from scrath :slight_smile: It had problems with updating too.

For future reference when a kernel is updated any proprietary driver you installed by hand must be reinstalled. If you installed by repo or oneclick and the repo is active when the kernel is updated you do not need to reinstall,

The system started booting into console after I uninstalled the graphics driver. Thats why I decided to reinstall it later. :X