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Friday November 29, 2002
08:10 PM

Linux kernel panic oddities

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I think I mentioned my kernel panic problems in a previous entry. I *think* I have discovered a very strange quirk:

If I try to boot into Linux first, it hits kernel panic at the point where it tries to initialize the firewire port on my video card. But, if I boot into *Windows* first, then restart and boot into Linux, it works. Oh, and it has to be Windows first from a cold boot. If I try to boot into Linux (and fail), then Windows, and back to Linux again it doesn't work.

I love computers....

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  • I have similar symptoms on my machine, just the other way round: I can't cold-boot into Windows. If I try, it takes about ten minutes (literally) and behaves very sluggishly afterwards. First I need to start Linux and stay there for a while, like starting X, the browser...till, I suspect, the machine reaches a certain temperature. I have no other explanation why I need to spend at least 30 min before I can boot Windows.

    I know the reason though: my first harddrive (the one for Win) is damaged. Under Linux I
  • I can't cold-boot into Windows. If I try, it takes about ten minutes (literally) and behaves very sluggishly afterwards.

    Isn't this a standard feature?

    First I need to start Linux and stay there for a while, like starting X, the browser...till, I suspect, the machine reaches a certain temperature. I have no other explanation why I need to spend at least 30 min before I can boot Windows.

    Hmm. Your hardware knows the punishment it's about to receive, and need to be stroked before venturing into the aby