aiee, killing interrupt handler

From: Marius Flage (
Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 10:10:53 EST

Hi there

I've been getting this error when I try installing Slackware8.0.

I'm using the bare.i-bootdisk and the color.gz-rootdisk

code: 89 37 83 c7 04 89 d0 25 ff ff 00 00 89 07 83 c7 04 01 d6 29
aiee, killing interrupt handler
kernel panic: attempted to kill the idle task!
in swapper task - not syncing

This is an AT&T Globalyst 730, class 3358:

Dual Intel Pentium 133MHz (HC only uses one CPU)
AUGUSTA Motherboard with VLSI 590 Chip Set
256KB, PB-SRAM L2 Cache
Integrated S3 Vision968, 4MB VRAM, True Color (32-bit), 1024 by 768,
100Hz Refresh Frequency
Integrated 16 bit stereo (Ensoniq Sound Scape 688)
Integrated AMD PCSCSI Fast SCSI-2 controller

I've tried disabling SCSI, COM and LPT in bios, but it still won't work.
Can you please help me out here?

This very same computer has been running RH6.2 for a period of time, so it
should be enough to run Linux.


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