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On Sun, 2004-07-11 at 09:29, Saravana Kumar wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, 2004-07-09 at 22:02, Saravana Kumar wrote:
> >> hi list,
> >> 
> >> I am using RedHat 9 (2.4.20-8) in my HP Proliant ML150 (Intel 7501, Xeon
> >> 2.4 G,512 MB RAM) machine.
> >> 
> >> I am struggled hard to install. The installation went wrong many times. I
> >> don'd know why? I am installing from the NFS server. Then atlast
> >> everything worked. I finished installing(With RAID1). After doing all my
> >> configs(qmail, apache,php, nfs etc), all of a sudden the system hang.
> >> capslock and scroll lock LEDs start blinking. Couldn't do anything and
> >> switched off the syste. After i restart it went into maintenance mode.
> >> All the partitions were corrupted. I couldn't retrive any of the
> >> information.
> >> 
> >> Then i reinstalled the system without RAID. Again, same problem. but this
> >> time the system could recover the partitions and started. When i checked
> >> the logs i saw this:
> >> 
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: VM: killing process kdeinit
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap offset entry
> >> 409ee800
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap offset entry
> >> 40a1f600
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 20202020
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 last message repeated 2 times
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 35343432
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 36303030
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 20202020
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 20202020
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 39393730
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 20202030
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 20314120
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 20202020
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 31393420
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 40fe5160
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap offset entry
> >> 409ee800
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap offset entry
> >> 40a1f600
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 20202020
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 last message repeated 2 times
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 35343432
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 36303030
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 20202020
> >> Jul  9 22:48:16 proliant1 kernel: swap_free: Bad swap file entry 20202020
> >> 
> >> Googled and found nothing. where should i search for help.
> >> 
> >> Any help, regarding this.
> >> thanks,
> >> 
> > ----
> > I would try the memtest - I know it's offered as part of install when
> > booted from CD - can't you boot from CD? Is the CD drive SCSI and you
> > can't figure out how to boot from it? If so, check with HP
> > documentation.
> > 
> > RAID or not, shouldn't make a difference.
> > 
> > Craig
> > 
> > 
> Thanks Craig. I tried this just now with a bootable memtest floppy.
> This is what i got from the test:
> 
> I was doing a standard test.
> I heared continous beeps during test#2
> The system hanged at test #7. I rebooted(hard boot) tried with test#7 alone.
> Again the system hanged. I did this thrice without success. What does this
> mean? Any idea? Does this indicate a problem with RAM?
----
I think that the inference can be drawn that the RAM is a problem - at
least enough of a problem to try other RAM. You are using pin registered
ECC RAM right? 

Craig


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