I am experiencing Kernel panic with all of the latest of the debian based distro and I cannot figure out why.
I started using lunix with Ubuntu 9.04 (I know this is not the ubuntu forum but stick with me for a minute) and upgraded to 9.10 some time ago. And system is stable.
Then I tried the next versions (10.04, 10.10 and 11.04) and they all gaves me kernel Panic.
I tried to use Fedora and got the same kernel panic issue.
In final I move to Debian squeeze last year and that worked fine, system was very stable. I needed to do some work on python2.7 and made a mistake while trying that and I ended up with upgrading to Wheezy.
An now the panic kernel are back, the system is unusable, crashes after a few minutes of internet browsing. Any flash animation will make it go down immediatly.
I am doing exactly the same things I was doing with Squeeze but in Wheezy or any new debian based distro, it is a failure. I still have a triple boot system (windows xp, ubuntu 9.10 and Wheezy), no issue with ubuntu and windows.
I have read eveything I could find on kernel panic but without much success in solving my problem.
My system is an intel based dual core E6400, graphic card is a radeon hd4850, 2Gb Ram.
With ubuntu, I have never got any message just the blinking keyboard, but with Wheezy I have:
CPU 0: Machine Check Exception:4 Bank 5:
CPU 1: Machine Check Exception:5 Bank 5:
CPU 0: Machine Check Exception:4 Bank 1:
Machine check: Processor context corrupt
Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal Machine Check
Pid: 1646, comm: Xorg Tainted: G M 3.1.0-1-686-pae #1
Does that mean anything to anyone ?