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repeatable kernal panic

Postby CoastalQ on Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:23 pm

I have a later model HP desktop with 4g ram, 2.8g Pentium 4, and a SATA main drive. I added a smaller EIDE drive for backup. Worked fine for years with Windows XP. Windows crashed so I used a Mint iso to read both drives and get the latest data to the backup drive. I then unplugged the IDE to be safe, rebooted and installed Mint on the whole SATA boot drive. Boots just fine, updated the configuration and had a stable system. Reboot with the slave IDE connected and I get to starting up..., green flash and nothing but a blinking cursor. Unplug the IDE drive and reboot with no problem. Repeatable. Tried reinstalling Mint with the IDE hooked up, but it makes no difference. Recovery Mode and Memtest both work either way. Menu.lst points to hd0,0 and file system is /dev/sda1so I am at the end of my wisdom (very little). Problem is all my data is on the IDE and I have no practical way to get it on the big drive. Besides, I need the IDE for backup. Any ideas?
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Re: repeatable kernal panic

Postby Husse on Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:23 pm

You have encountered the problem described in this wiki
It's not a kernel panic...
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Re: repeatable kernal panic

Postby CoastalQ on Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:52 pm

Thanks, I suspected it was something like that with how the BIOS was handling the drive order. Since my last venture into the unix world was in the 70's, I'm being cautious. My compliments to the designers of Mint. Quite a usable platform and since SketchUp seems to be stable under Wine and 95% functional, it looks to be a keeper. What is the date for the 'fix' release?
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Re: repeatable kernal panic

Postby CoastalQ on Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:01 pm

One further question. If it is a BIOS issue, why can Mint find the grub with no problem and the recovery mode, yet flames out on the main OS?
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Re: repeatable kernal panic

Postby Husse on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:11 am

It has to do with that we use gfx-grub
It has a problem with UUID but as explained you can use it
However finding recovery mode puzzles me...
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