[hcflinux] Kernel panic on freshly-installed Fedora Core 6

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Mon Feb 12 17:22:35 EST 2007


the problem is most likely that you are using an original Fedora Core 6 
kernel with 4K stacks and in some cases, the HCF driver requires more 
than that.

We offer pre-compiled RPMs of Fedora Core 6 kernels with 16K stacks as a 
convenience for our users. You can obtain these kernels at:

i586: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hcf/full/downloads-fc6-kernel-i586.php
i686: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hcf/full/downloads-fc6-kernel-i686.php

Then, install the kernel and reboot in this new kernel. Finally download 
and install the HCF driver package for this new kernel version. You can 
also obtain it from the HCF driver download page at:



Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Charles M. Register wrote:
> I am seeing a kernel panic early in the boot process, during "Starting 
> udev".  This is immediately after installing hcfpcimodem (licensed 
> version) on a freshly installed Fedora Core 6 box.  The hcfpcimodem 
> drivers had been working fine on this same hardware for over a year 
> under Fedora Core 4.
> To be safe, I booted in single user mode before installing the 
> hcfpcimodem driver.  There were no errors from the "rpm -iv" install 
> process other than the expected "taints kernel" message, but the system 
> will not reboot.  I had to boot from a FC6 rescue disk to uninstall the 
> hcfpcimodem drivers.  The problem is repeatable.
> I have the output of hcfpciconfig --dumpdiag" ready to submit, but first 
> I'm hoping someone on the list will spot the obvious thing I've surely 
> overlooked.  Thanks.
>            -- Charlie
> Hardware: Dell Optiplex GX240 / Conexant HCF 56k Data/Fax Modem (rev 08)
> OS: Fedora Core 6 with i686 kernel 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6
> HCF Driver: hcfpcimodem-1.11full_k2.6.19_1.2895.fc6-1fdr.i686.rpm
> $ uname -a
> Linux sarek 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:54:20 EDT 2006 i686 
> i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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