[syslinux] isolinux error with reset

Murali Krishnan Ganapathy gmurali at cs.uchicago.edu
Fri Mar 5 08:30:15 PST 2004

Once the kernel has started to load, it is no longer an issue with 
ISOLINUX. However, I have had many variations of the same problem from 
time to time. All the time, it is to do with the configuration of the 
kernel. Some times it would reboot instantly as it was finishing 
Uncompressing the initrd.gz.

Try recompiling the kernel, with a lower Processor Setting, say "Pentium 
III/K6". That did the trick in my case.

- Murali

> Loading vmlinuz..................................
> Loading initrd.gz................................
> Then the screen blanks and tries to:
> Uncompressing Linux......OK, boting the kernel.
> after that line the computer resets and the cd tries to boot again.
> I have already tried to boot the iso with vmware. VMware has the same 
> error!
> *** Virtual machine kernel stack fault (hardware reset) ***
> The virtual machine just suffered a stack fault in kernel mode. On a 
> real computer, this would amount to a reset of the processor. It can 
> be caused by an incorrect configuration of the virtual machine, a bug 
> in the operating system, or a problem in the VMware Workstation 
> software. Press OK to reboot virtual machine or Cancel to shut it down.
> tia

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