[CentOS] Kernel panic installing CentOS 5.2 in Parallels on iMac

Fri Sep 5 01:35:26 UTC 2008
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 5:32 PM, Bart Schaefer <barton.schaefer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm unable to get much past the "boot:" prompt in the installer.  The
> panic appears to be in powernowk8_init which according to
> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0612.html has a recently-fixed
> null-pointer dereference.  That errata is from August 4; the latest
> CentOS install ISOs are from June.
> I tried the agp=off suggestion from e.g.
> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=13512 with
> no success.
> Is there a good way to proceed here?  Will there be new install media
> with the more recent kernel?

The powernowk8 bug is in the CentOS-5.2 isos but apparently not in
previous versions.  So, one way to get around the problem is to use
CentOS-5.1 install media and then update the kernel to the latest
version which is free of this bug.