[Mageia-discuss] Message "kernel general protection fault"

David W. Hodgins davidwhodgins at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 01:29:38 CEST 2012

On Sat, 02 Jun 2012 14:41:50 -0400, Dimitrios Glentadakis <dglent at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks to Dave Hodgins he found the problem, is the cable of the second hard disc:
> https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6285

May have found the problem. :-)

While I've only seen general protection faults when hardware
issues are the cause, whether or not replacing the cable
will fix the problem remains to be seen.

It could be a bad hard drive, hard drive controller, or a
kernel module interacting with some other hardware.

Hopefully, replacing the 40 wire cable with an 80 wire cable
will be all that's needed, but until that's tested, there's
no way to know.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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