Linux ....Free List Corrupted Error

Posted on 1998-10-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I'm a first timer with linux.  I've downloaded RedHat 5.1, all 300+Mb.

I have read some of the documentation and have made a boot disk using rawrite.exe and boot.img.  When I boot from this disk (on an empty 486DX4 100, 8X ATAPI IDE CD, NE2000 compat, 32 Mb RAM, 1.2GB HDD) and let it run I get a menu screen and then a list of detected devices and then
Kernel Panic: Free List Corrupted Error

Any Ideas?
Question by:innovate
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Expert Comment

ID: 1631220
It sounds to me like you have a problem with your memory subsystem or CPU heating.  See


Author Comment

ID: 1631221
I think I'll ignore that last comment

Author Comment

ID: 1631222
Sorry about my last comment just getting a lot of garbage comments lately.

As I mentioned the error is
Kernel Panic: Free List Corrupted Error
With the latest version of the boot image the error is.
Kernel Panic: VFS: LRU block list corrupted.

Which is immediatley after the line
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0.

Other OS's seem to go OK.

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ID: 1631223
Attention JYoungman.

Please answer this question with anything so I can award you the points.  You seem to be close to the mark.  The RAM appears to be faulty.  Replacing it allowed the system to continue installation.

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JYoungman earned 100 total points
ID: 1631224
OK, how's this for an answer?  

PS: I like the progression from skepticism to "darn it". :-)


Author Comment

ID: 1631225
I get further but there's still a prob.  Trying to install from HDD  system just sits for ages on the Supp disk setting up SCSI.  I've got no SCSI devices!

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