Attempting to kill the idle task ??

Peter Moscatt (
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 03:28:05 -0700 (PDT)

I am currently trying to compile and install a new
kernel (2.4.10) into my Mandrake system.

I decided to use the 'make oldconfig' option in an
effort to keep the current settings.

I created the 'bzdisk' so I can test the system prior
to compiling a 'bzImage'

After making the modules then modules_install, I
conducted a reboot and ran off the boot floppy.

I got the following error:

"nic: Attempting to kill the idle task!
In idle task - not stncing
<1> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference
at virtual address 00000000"

Then I get a screen full of numbers and end up with:

"nic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler!
In interrupt handler - not syncing"

What have I done/not done to have this problem ?


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