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  1. #1
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    10.04 Startup Crash

    I know that this should probably be posted in the bugs section, but after some reading, I just want to make sure that this isn't a hardware problem instead of a software problem.

    Whenever I try to start up using a liveCD on my computer, it crashes on me and dumps the call trace to me. This happens both on Ubuntu and Kubuntu 10.04 with similar results. I am using a Gateway(tm) GT5408 machine with a default Intel(R) BIOS built-in. At first, the booting screen shows up and seems to load, but then I find that it took too long. Whenever I pressed an arrow key, it showed a bunch of text. Most of it was talking about memory, and from what I've read, it seems like I have a bad BIOS, but I'll let other people decide on that issue. The call trace is as listed below:

    Code:
    - WARNING: at /build/buildd/linux-2.6.32/arch/x86/kernel/check.c: 134 check_for_bios_corruption+0xcb/0xe0()
    - Hardware name: T5088
    - Memory Corruption detected in low memory
    - Modules linked in: sqashfs aufs nls_cp437 isofs dm_raid45 xor fbcon titleblit font bitblit softcursor vga16fb vgastate usbhid hid nouveau tta drm_kms_helper drm usb_storage e100 mii intel_agp: 2c_algo_bit agpart
    - Pid: 9, Comm: events/0 Tainted: G        D         2.6.32-19-generic #28-Ubuntu
    - Call trace:
         [<c014c342>] warn_slowpath_common+0x72/0xa0
         [<c012a9bb>] ? check_for_bios_corruption+0xcb/0xe0
         [<c012a9bb>] ? check_for_bios_corruption+0xcb/0xe0
         [<c014c3bb>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x2b/0x30
         [<c012a9bb>] check_for_bios_corruption+0xcb/0xe0
         [<c012a9dd>] check_corruption+0xd/0x30
         [<c016360e>] run_workqueue+0x8e/0x150
         [<c012a9d0>] ? check_corrupt+0x0/0x30
         [<c0163754>] worker_thread+0x84/0xe0
         [<c01676b0>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x50
         [<c01636d0>] ? worker_thread+0x0/0xe0
         [<c0167424>] kthread+0x74/0x80
         [<c01673b0>] ? kthread+0x0/0x80
         [<c0104087>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
    ---[ end trace 5341fe8e1ae197b2 ]---
    If there is anything else you need in terms of hardware I'm using, then please let me know.

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    Re: 10.04 Startup Crash

    Quote Originally Posted by milawynsrealm View Post
    I know that this should probably be posted in the bugs section, but after some reading, I just want to make sure that this isn't a hardware problem instead of a software problem.

    Whenever I try to start up using a liveCD on my computer, it crashes on me and dumps the call trace to me. This happens both on Ubuntu and Kubuntu 10.04 with similar results. I am using a Gateway(tm) GT5408 machine with a default Intel(R) BIOS built-in. At first, the booting screen shows up and seems to load, but then I find that it took too long. Whenever I pressed an arrow key, it showed a bunch of text. Most of it was talking about memory, and from what I've read, it seems like I have a bad BIOS, but I'll let other people decide on that issue. The call trace is as listed below:

    Code:
    - WARNING: at /build/buildd/linux-2.6.32/arch/x86/kernel/check.c: 134 check_for_bios_corruption+0xcb/0xe0()
    - Hardware name: T5088
    - Memory Corruption detected in low memory
    - Modules linked in: sqashfs aufs nls_cp437 isofs dm_raid45 xor fbcon titleblit font bitblit softcursor vga16fb vgastate usbhid hid nouveau tta drm_kms_helper drm usb_storage e100 mii intel_agp: 2c_algo_bit agpart
    - Pid: 9, Comm: events/0 Tainted: G        D         2.6.32-19-generic #28-Ubuntu
    - Call trace:
         [<c014c342>] warn_slowpath_common+0x72/0xa0
         [<c012a9bb>] ? check_for_bios_corruption+0xcb/0xe0
         [<c012a9bb>] ? check_for_bios_corruption+0xcb/0xe0
         [<c014c3bb>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x2b/0x30
         [<c012a9bb>] check_for_bios_corruption+0xcb/0xe0
         [<c012a9dd>] check_corruption+0xd/0x30
         [<c016360e>] run_workqueue+0x8e/0x150
         [<c012a9d0>] ? check_corrupt+0x0/0x30
         [<c0163754>] worker_thread+0x84/0xe0
         [<c01676b0>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x50
         [<c01636d0>] ? worker_thread+0x0/0xe0
         [<c0167424>] kthread+0x74/0x80
         [<c01673b0>] ? kthread+0x0/0x80
         [<c0104087>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
    ---[ end trace 5341fe8e1ae197b2 ]---
    If there is anything else you need in terms of hardware I'm using, then please let me know.
    Memory Corruption detected in low memory You need to run a ram check...
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    Re: 10.04 Startup Crash

    I've tried both the built-in memory diagnostic tools found in Vista and on the Kubuntu CD when the menu first comes up. They both seem to come up clean. Operation in Vista doesn't seem to show any problems while running either.

    Since it seems that it doesn't crash unless I press a key, I will try to run the LiveCD again without touching any of the keys.

    And an addition to all the crashes I've received, the top message says something like this (be aware that the process number sometimes changes):

    Code:
    (Process: 285) GLib-WARNING **: getwuid_r(); failed due to unknown user ID(0)

  4. #4
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    Re: 10.04 Startup Crash

    I disabled a feature inside of the BIOS editor (one that was disabled by default, but enabled out of curiosity). It never gave my computer any problems in the past though. But now, it seems to be that it may be the CD itself since I tried it on two separate computers with the same results. I am going to download it again, and try again.

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