Panic on boot

Doug White dwhite at
Thu Apr 29 09:58:21 PDT 2004

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004, Donn Miller wrote:

> I've been getting similar panics for the past 2 weeks or so on my HP
> Pavilion laptop (N5440, 850 MHz Pentium III).  Sometimes when I attempt
> to boot, like 1 out of 20 times, it doesn't panic for some reason.  But
> I do get the same results with every panic, so I know it's not a
> hardware problem.  These occur after "vga0" is probed.  It's an S3
> Savage chipset.


> stopped at module_lookupbyname+0x24: movl 0x1c(%ebx), %eax
> module_lookupbyname(c06d27e1,0,0,c2bbf300,c06efb78) at
> module_lookupbyname+0x24
> module_register_init(c0726a8,c1ec00,c1e000,c1ec00,c1e000) at
> module_register_init+0x32
> mi_startup() at mi_startup+0xb5
> begin() at begin+0x2c

Looks like you might have a bogus or corrupted module.  Can you try
booting single-user and disabling any _load directives in boot.conf?  If
you can get the system up otherwise, try rebuilding and reinstalling your

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