[SOLVED] Kernel Panic on HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC

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[SOLVED] Kernel Panic on HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC

Post by V1T4MiN_ » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:32 pm

Now, you more than likely need the actual kernel panic verbose output, and when I have access to the computer I will get it but in the meantime I will tell what happens, any mint 19 (or any Linux distro based on Ubuntu 18.04 for that matter) will kernel panic upon trying to start the live system, vary early in the boot too, I need to use this system due to lack of space for a full desktop, if anyone can recommend a better system of the same physical dimensions as the Compaq under $100 I'm open for suggestions but if possible I would like to try and work with this one for now at least, anyway is there anything I need to get before I start trouble shooting???
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Re: Kernel Panic on HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:41 am

You should post the text output in inxi -Fxz in the terminal, but a quick search tellls me that model came out over 10 years ago.

There's been a lot of deprecating of old hardware in Ubuntu 18.04, Mint 19, and all other Linux distros as recent as those. It isn't the fault of Mint or Ubuntu or any other distro, this is happening at the Linux Kernel Project. So all distros are affected.

My suggestion would be to back up your data and install Mint 18.3, which should work (you'll find out when you boot the live CD). It still has years of support left. Then if there does turn out to be a way to get 19 working at least you'll have a working Mint system to go by.

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Re: Kernel Panic on HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC

Post by ClixTrix » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:21 am

I have an old HP Compaq DC7800P Small Form Factor on the self that was a donaction. It runs Win7 and I use it as a backup when needed.

I tested a Live-Flash of Mint 19 Cinnamon and it booted OK. Here's the Terminal output of inxi -Fxz, so you can compare with your similar era system.

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mint@mint:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq dc7800 Small Form Factor serial: N/A
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0AA8h serial: N/A
           BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 786F1 v01.32 date: 07/21/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E8300 (-MCP-) 
           arch: Penryn rev.6 cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11304
           clock speeds: max: 2833 MHz 1: 1994 MHz 2: 1994 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Q35
           version: 1.4 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 1100 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: NA (-)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST380815AS size: 80.0GB temp: 32C
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Glide size: 15.7GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.9G used: 33M (2%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 173 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 537.6/3864.8MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
mint@mint:~$
No kernel panic.

I would recommend you test the memory using the Memtest86+ on the Live drive.
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Re: Kernel Panic on HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC

Post by V1T4MiN_ » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:33 pm

Ok, I'm running Memtest86+ as I type, but in the meantime here is a raw pastebin of the output of inxi -Fxz: https://pastebin.com/raw/sf1gAhJJ
And I got screen cap of the kernel panic if that helps at all: https://imgur.com/a/IjzWSAx
I will let you know how the mem test turns out :)
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Re: Kernel Panic on HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC

Post by ClixTrix » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:05 pm

I'm running a 2011 BIOS release, which I purposely updated too for known problems with the original BIOS back when I got the system around 2014/15.

Other than that, slight differences in Chipset Q35 vs Q33 and processor model E8300 vs E8400.

If memory is good, you might look for BIOS update.
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Re: Kernel Panic on HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC

Post by V1T4MiN_ » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:09 pm

yeah, the memory is fine, I will grab a bios update!
Thanks for the help so far :D
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Re: Kernel Panic on HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC

Post by V1T4MiN_ » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:36 pm

The BIOS update fixed it! thanks for all the help, I would not have thought at first that the BIOS could affect that kind of thing, but I guess it makes sense once you think about it, Still strange though..... oh well as long as it works ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Thank you vary much
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