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#1 2012-01-30 15:20:00

distrohopperarched
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Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

I just posted about how impressed I am with archbang.

But I run into a kernel panic every time I try to install it and ditch the livecd. Tried about 4 times. md5sum-ed the cd. (which by the way would have saved me 15 minutes if it had been possible from the cd itself... - yes, I'm complaining now. It's only one more line to the menu, and would add some more awesome to arch! If you don't mind some feedback)

Somewhere at about 9%... of the 3rd step "Install system", I get stuck. What are my options ? I really hope we can circumvent this...

lspci -v returned the following:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 2570
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
	Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 32
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
	I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
	Memory behind bridge: ff000000-ff0fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d7f00000-f7efffff
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
	Flags: fast devsel
	Memory at fecf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 24d0
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	I/O ports at e000 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 24d0
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
	I/O ports at e400 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 24d0
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at e800 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 24d0
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	I/O ports at ec00 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 24d0
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
	Memory at ff27fc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=32
	I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
	Memory behind bridge: ff100000-ff1fffff
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
	Kernel modules: intel-rng, iTCO_wdt

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 24d0
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
	I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
	I/O ports at fc00 [size=16]
	Memory at 20000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
	Kernel modules: piix, ata_piix

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 24d1
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at d400 [size=8]
	I/O ports at d000 [size=4]
	I/O ports at cc00 [size=8]
	I/O ports at c800 [size=4]
	I/O ports at c400 [size=16]
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
	Kernel modules: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 24d0
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 17
	I/O ports at 0400 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c-i801

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 9761
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
	I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
	I/O ports at dc00 [size=64]
	Memory at ff27f800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
	Memory at ff27f400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
	Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 SE] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device c008
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
	Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	I/O ports at a800 [size=256]
	Memory at ff0f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Expansion ROM at ff0c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: radeon
	Kernel modules: radeonfb, radeon

01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 SE] (Secondary) (rev 01)
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device c009
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32
	Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	Memory at ff0e0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>

02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 22
	I/O ports at b800 [size=256]
	Memory at ff1ffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Expansion ROM at ff1e0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
	Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp

02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
	Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 8139
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 22
	I/O ports at b400 [size=256]
	Memory at ff1ff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
	Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp

Also, my logical partitions are not in order, thus cfdisk (if i remember right) returns an error and that's it. Maybe you'd like to know that but, being that my hdd is already partitioned I don't need it anyway. Just thought I'd let you know.


Now that my specs are in the open could anyone tell me whether I get at least a drop of performance more out of my box with your i686 optimized packages, taking into account the above, that is that I'm running a celeron box with 512 ram ?

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#2 2012-01-30 15:48:44

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

it might be worth trying to launch the installer via a terminal so any obvious errors will be shown there

sudo /usr/bin/abinstall

I think any performance gains will be from using a lightweight window manager over a fully-fledged desktop environment rather than the actual packages being optimized for i686

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#3 2012-01-30 16:21:23

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

If your going to add packages or remove some for others make sure what your installing uses the least dependencies and least ram. And of course whichever browser you choose disable web caching to ram.

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#4 2012-01-30 17:29:28

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

amayatheworld wrote:

If your going to add packages or remove some for others make sure what your installing uses the least dependencies and least ram. And of course whichever browser you choose disable web caching to ram.

Thank you very much for your effort, nothing new though.

I think any performance gains will be from using a lightweight window manager over a fully-fledged desktop environment rather than the actual packages being optimized for i686

Given the fact that I'm an openbox addict already, I'm excited about what arch brings to the table. I guess I'll see. If I ever get it running... sad
Fully-fledged ?... I wasn't aware openbox was missing any feathers at all... or is it?


On topic.

Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init !
Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted 3.0-ARCH #1
...
ten lines of gibrish...
...
...

These are the first two lines of my screen. I don't think the rest means much but I could write that down too if necessary.

The thing with sudo /usr/bin/abinstall is... that the installer is running in a terminal anyway... and that a kernel panic effectively throws you out of ...everything. I did try what you said though end ended up with what you see above. Again.

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#5 2012-01-30 18:46:05

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

distrohopperarched wrote:

Fully-fledged ?... I wasn't aware openbox was missing any feathers at all... or is it?

I may be being overly pedantic (whats new?) but the window manager only defines how the apps look and feel (decorations, how to resize etc).  The desktop environment (like XFCE/Gnome/KDE) take a window manager and build upon it by integrating a suite of apps... so when you get a calendar request via email, it shows up when you click on the clock in the bottom right hand corner for example.  Obviously, if you run Gnome and have no interest in calendaring, it's a wasted process sat there eating cycles.

OB (and Arch) have the philosophy of starting with the necessities and building up which is much better (IMO) than installing everything and stripping down.


The thing with sudo /usr/bin/abinstall is... that the installer is running in a terminal anyway... and that a kernel panic effectively throws you out of ...everything. I did try what you said though end ended up with what you see above. Again.

Ooops... I wasn't sure if the urxvt window would disappear before you could see the error or not but you've confirmed not

Do you get the same error if you just install to one partition ( / ) and swap (assuming you have multiple partitions)?

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#6 2012-01-31 01:22:18

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

If install is getting stuck at 9% you need to check the drive/partition you are installing too [maybe mount points and filesystems as well]

You have not given us your hardware specs only whats on you motherboard smile

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#7 2012-01-31 02:31:43

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

Well if it's of anyhelp, I mounted the file system and found nothing except for lost+found.
I guess something happens when archbang tries to write to it ?
I checked the partition with fsck, forced. I ran badblocks on it. Before registering on the forums. It's clean.
I installed another distro succesfully just the other day.

Mountpoints are fine. I have another 2 distributions on the disk so I need to be careful not to wipe my data. I'm not installing to more than one partition, which is the quite default /dev/sda1 by the way.

In case you need hardware info, ask.

I wish I was able to try archbang-2011.10-i686, but there no links. ... maybe that has a different older kernel ? How do I circumvent the kernel ? is there a nightly build or something with a newer kernel ?

Is md5sum failsafe ? Could it be that I got the right numbers despite erros ?... then again, brasero checks things against the iso byte-for-byte.

Help ! I'm stuck ! I've been searching for syncing all morning...

Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init !
Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted 3.0-ARCH #1

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#8 2012-01-31 02:41:29

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

Ok. forget the above. It's a permission problem. I can't copy onto my partition. I just created an ext4 and ext3 partition and can't copy onto it except if I'm root. Something about su instead of sudo when formating ?

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#9 2012-01-31 03:00:25

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

I do not understand this. I changed the owner of the partition to live. I guess it'll work now.
But wasn't sudo /usr/bin/abinstall pretending to be root? I could write to my partition as root. Why doesn't it this script claim ownership of this partition and do whatever it needs to?... I didn't even crossed my mind that it can have permission problems while super...

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#10 2012-01-31 04:34:55

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

Sorry. My fault. Here's what happened.

Because I have too many partitions (which made cfdisk complain, as mentioned) I just didn't see the DONE under /dev/sda6 /dev/sda7... so when asked to set up other partitions I pressed CANCEL. Instead of DONE.

I think I was sort of miss led by the question: do you want to set up other partitions (or something like that) while I saw: OK/CANCEL... and a list of partitions above.

Now that I saw the script doing what it's doing, I now see that abinstall never got the opportunity to format /dev/sda1 at all...

Maybe the script could be a tad more idiot-proof ? Like not starting to go about deflating without having a partition to deflate to ? Returning an error instead of allowing for a kernel panic ?... Just asking.

Also, maybe ABORT instead of CANCEL would be more apropriate... maybe.

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#11 2012-01-31 08:58:32

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

distrohopperarched wrote:

Maybe the script could be a tad more idiot-proof ? Like not starting to go about deflating without having a partition to deflate to ? Returning an error instead of allowing for a kernel panic ?... Just asking.

Also, maybe ABORT instead of CANCEL would be more apropriate... maybe.

There's a feedback thread over at http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=7

Feel free to add your thoughts

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#12 2012-02-01 08:14:22

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

oliver wrote:
distrohopperarched wrote:

Maybe the script could be a tad more idiot-proof ? Like not starting to go about deflating without having a partition to deflate to ? Returning an error instead of allowing for a kernel panic ?... Just asking.

Also, maybe ABORT instead of CANCEL would be more apropriate... maybe.

There's a feedback thread over at http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=7

Feel free to add your thoughts

Thank you.

Also, I'd just like to say, that now that I've installed A! I can answer my question.
YES A! is clearly faster and snappier than anything I've used before. There is a SIGNIFICANT change. I'm surprised to see my computer respond it real time, which is an amazing feeling smile

Anyone who says they don't feel any difference in speed or responsiveness has a computer that is too new.

So, congrats to whoever is behind this project, you are doing an extraordinary job smile

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#13 2012-02-01 09:24:46

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

So, congrats to whoever is behind this project, you are doing an extraordinary job

That would be Will

And of course Oliver who is amazing smile

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#14 2012-02-01 10:41:41

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

Mr Green wrote:

And of course Oliver who is amazing smile

My Mother *was* right!

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#15 2012-05-03 01:59:06

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

distrohopperarched wrote:

I just posted about how impressed I am with archbang.

But I run into a kernel panic every time I try to install it and ditch the livecd. Tried about 4 times. md5sum-ed the cd. (which by the way would have saved me 15 minutes if it had been possible from the cd itself... - yes, I'm complaining now. It's only one more line to the menu, and would add some more awesome to arch! If you don't mind some feedback)

Somewhere at about 9%... of the 3rd step "Install system", I get stuck. What are my options ? I really hope we can circumvent this...

Also, my logical partitions are not in order, thus cfdisk (if i remember right) returns an error and that's it. Maybe you'd like to know that but, being that my hdd is already partitioned I don't need it anyway. Just thought I'd let you know.

I'm got the same kernel panic on my current arch system booted from HDD. It appeared after trying to install Archbang on my 16GB-SD-card, from which I booted other distros in the past. (My specs: EEE-PC 1000H, 1,6 GHz Atom, 1GB RAM).

Additionally it appears everytime booting from an Archbang live cd and trying to install it on my 160GB HDD or my SD-Card.

(My last problem - freezing up with an uncompress error at 6% - is now solved by choosing a live CD instead of an live USB stick.)

Now every installation progress I'm starting from live CD stops at 9% with this kernel error. I really don't know what to do, because I can't imagine why this error appears even if I format the whole HDD and the SD-Card. And why did it appeared on my installed system, too?

Installing Ubuntu 11.10 - I just found a burned CD of it - worked well. But ...

distrohopperarched wrote:

Also, I'd just like to say, that now that I've installed A! I can answer my question.
YES A! is clearly faster and snappier than anything I've used before. There is a SIGNIFICANT change. I'm surprised to see my computer respond it real time, which is an amazing feeling smile

Anyone who says they don't feel any difference in speed or responsiveness has a computer that is too new.

So, congrats to whoever is behind this project, you are doing an extraordinary job smile

... I only want this amazing feeling again.

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#16 2012-05-03 02:49:27

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

I'm getting this error on booting up archbang from a live CD in dmesg

[   30.750234] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDID checksum is invalid, remainder is 204
[   30.750309] Raw EDID:
[   30.750363]  	00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 22 64 e9 03 1c b0 00 00
[   30.750423]  	12 12 01 03 80 16 0d 78 0a 80 36 9a 5e 5d 91 28
[   30.750502]  	20 4f 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
[   30.750579]  	01 01 01 01 01 01 94 11 00 b0 40 58 19 20 35 23
[   30.750658]  	45 00 dc 81 00 00 00 19 00 00 00 fd 00 37 41 22
[   30.750737]  	29 05 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 fc 00 48
[   30.750815]  	53 44 31 30 30 49 46 57 31 0a 20 20 00 00 00 10
[   30.750894]  	00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 81
[   30.803140] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDID checksum is invalid, remainder is 204
[   30.803253] Raw EDID:
[   30.803327]  	00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 22 64 e9 03 1c b0 00 00
[   30.803436]  	12 12 01 03 80 16 0d 78 0a 80 36 9a 5e 5d 91 28
[   30.803519]  	20 4f 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
[   30.803601]  	01 01 01 01 01 01 94 11 00 b0 40 58 19 20 35 23
[   30.803683]  	45 00 dc 81 00 00 00 19 00 00 00 fd 00 37 41 22
[   30.803765]  	29 05 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 fc 00 48
[   30.803848]  	53 44 31 30 30 49 46 57 31 0a 20 20 00 00 00 10
[   30.803929]  	00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 81
[   30.857750] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDID checksum is invalid, remainder is 204
[   30.857906] Raw EDID:
[   30.857999]  	00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 22 64 e9 03 1c b0 00 00
[   30.858106]  	12 12 01 03 80 16 0d 78 0a 80 36 9a 5e 5d 91 28
[   30.858210]  	20 4f 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
[   30.858315]  	01 01 01 01 01 01 94 11 00 b0 40 58 19 20 35 23
[   30.858420]  	45 00 dc 81 00 00 00 19 00 00 00 fd 00 37 41 22
[   30.858526]  	29 05 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 fc 00 48
[   30.858635]  	53 44 31 30 30 49 46 57 31 0a 20 20 00 00 00 10
[   30.858746]  	00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 81
[   30.913215] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDID checksum is invalid, remainder is 204
[   30.913324] Raw EDID:
[   30.913413]  	00 ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 22 64 e9 03 1c b0 00 00
[   30.913493]  	12 12 01 03 80 16 0d 78 0a 80 36 9a 5e 5d 91 28
[   30.913571]  	20 4f 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
[   30.913650]  	01 01 01 01 01 01 94 11 00 b0 40 58 19 20 35 23
[   30.913727]  	45 00 dc 81 00 00 00 19 00 00 00 fd 00 37 41 22
[   30.913806]  	29 05 00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 fc 00 48
[   30.913884]  	53 44 31 30 30 49 46 57 31 0a 20 20 00 00 00 10
[   30.913963]  	00 0a 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 81

Can it be the source of the problem?

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#17 2012-05-03 07:04:57

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

turBOT wrote:

Can it be the source of the problem?

I don't think so, because EDID the mechanism by which the X server gets the monitor size. 

Are you sure your install image is good?  I.e. did you md5sum it?

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#18 2012-05-03 14:50:15

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

oliver wrote:
turBOT wrote:

Can it be the source of the problem?

I don't think so, because EDID the mechanism by which the X server gets the monitor size. 

Are you sure your install image is good?  I.e. did you md5sum it?

Downloaded it several times and checked it with md5sum.

I just installed Chakra Linux to have something to work on. It runs well, but not quite what I hoped to create.

At the moment I'm a bit busy so I will try downloading and installing Archbang (at first only on my SD-Card) on the weekend again.

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#19 2012-05-04 04:21:30

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

The error at 9% was because xz had no partition to deflate to (as far as i remember). Now I looked for "error code 9" at http://tukaani.org/xz/ to no avail. Do other distros use xz to install themselves ? What if xz simply doesn't like your hardware (IDE controler)? So maybe we could look at the installer code and see what exactly goes wrong at that 9% and maybe replace xz with another extraction utility and see what error code they return ?

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#20 2012-05-05 12:57:30

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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

distrohopperarched wrote:

The error at 9% was because xz had no partition to deflate to (as far as i remember). Now I looked for "error code 9" at http://tukaani.org/xz/ to no avail. Do other distros use xz to install themselves ? What if xz simply doesn't like your hardware (IDE controler)?

Thanks for your help. This seems possible. But why did the error appear on my succesfully installed ArchLinux system after trying to install ArchBang on another drive?

distrohopperarched wrote:

So maybe we could look at the installer code and see what exactly goes wrong at that 9% and maybe replace xz with another extraction utility and see what error code they return ?

If xz is the problem this could be a good solution. Is it possible to run the installer from another Arch based system?

So maybe I could install an Arch based distro on my SD-Card to run a modified installer script from there to install ArchBang on my HDD. But where to get the installer script? Anyone an idea? I will search for it.

Any suggestions which extraction utility will fit as an alternative?

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#21 2012-05-08 13:45:49

distrohopperarched
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Registered: 2012-01-30
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Re: Kernel panic during phase 3; minor annoyance with cfdisk [solved]

Maybe what I'm saying is nonsense but I read that dd was originally written for taped devices, that no SD card. Also since it only happens with Archbang maybe it's something specific.

the installer is located in /usr/bin/abinstall and if you mount look in the iso you should be able to find it.

But i don't understand this part: But why did the error appear on my succesfully installed ArchLinux system after trying to install ArchBang on another drive?

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