Help me troubleshoot this problem

awrobinson-ml at awrobinson-ml at
Mon Jul 5 22:28:20 UTC 2010

---- Geoffrey Leach <geoff at> wrote: 
> On 07/05/2010 01:27:01 PM, awrobinson-ml at wrote:
> > I am trying to install Fedora on a PC I built. I had Windows XP
> > running on it for more than a year without any apparent problems. I
> > put a new hard drive in the box and tried Fedora 13 and now Fedora 
> > 12.
> [snip]
> Andrew, you have not provided nearly enough info.
> First, stick with Fedora 13. That's what most of us will be using.
> First, what harware are you running? MB, CPU, GPU, memory (how much) in 
> particular.
> Second, what HD are you using?
> Third, where did you get your Fedora? D/L, DVD, ...
> You might wish to try Memtest86+ ( 
> and the DVD validator that came with the dvd, if that's the case. You 
> might also want to try the mfg's disk diagnostics as well. Start from 
> scratch.
> You're getting a kernel panic, so it's likely that there's something in 
> your hardware that is inappropiate for the kernel that was installed.


Motherboard: BIOSTAR TFORCE TF520-A2 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 520 MCP ATX AMD
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Brisbane 2.2GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor
Video Card: MSI NX8400GS-TD256E GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express
Memory: A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
Memory: A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
(6 GB total)
Hard drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
Power supply: RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3

I would like to end up with Fedora 13. Since I saw the same problems with both versions, I figured the version of Fedora was not the problem.

Do you know if the panic info gets saved somewhere? 

Thanks! Please keep the questions coming.


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