SiS5513 seizure messages

Jason Kircher cdrradar at
Mon Jul 12 00:59:34 PDT 2004

I took the time to use my palm device to write everything that was output when 
I tried to boot the linux kernel on the Monorail.  I'm no closer to a 
solution, however I think the attached error message detail may give someone 
a clue on how to fix this problem.  (Without the benefit of even a serial 
console, it took me nearly a half-hour to write all this down, then later 
sync my palm to get the info.)

Like I said before, I have the drive geometry in the BIOS, but varied 
permutations in trying to specify it didn't work - I don't even know if I put 
the parameters down correctly.  According to the BIOS - hda: 3303 cylinders, 
16 heads, 65535 WPcom, 63 sectors.

Using 'ide0=noprobe ide1=noprobe', and specifying a initrd image, I was able 
to boot an initial ramdisk, but no way to access any IDE devices.

Any clues/ideas?
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Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
Linux version 2.4.26 (root at tree) (gcc version 3.3.4) #6 Mon Jun 14 19:07:27 PDT 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000001000000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fffe0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
16MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 4096
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: ram BOOT_IMAGE=bzimage
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 165.793 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x50
Calibrating delay loop... 330.95 BogoMIPS
Memory: 10352/16384k available (1844k kernel code, 5644 reserved, 618k data, 120k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.
CPU: Intel Pentium MMX stepping 03
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch at
mtrr: detected mtrr type: none
PCI:  PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdb91, last bus=0
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas udquot_6.5.1
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 7777k size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
SIS5513: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:01.1
SIS5513: chipset revison 8
SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000010
 printing eip:
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000
CPU:    0
EIP:    0000:[<c0109f69>]    Not tainted
EFLAGS: 000100002
eax: 00000000   ebx: fffffff0   ecx: ffffffff   edx: c03888f0
esi: 00000297   edi: c0105000   ebp: ffffffff   esp: c03cbf64
ds: 0018   es: 0018   ss: 0018
Process swapper (pid: 1, stackpage=c03cb000)
Stack: ffffffff c03b32a0 c03b32a0 c020d2cb ffffffff 00000000 00000000 c03b32a0
       c0105000 0008e000 c020dd36 c03b32a0 00000001 00000001 00000001 00000001
       00000001 00000001 00000001 00000001 00000001 00000001 c03b5994 c0105000
Call Trace:    [<c020d2cb>] [<c0105000>] [<c020dd36>] [<c0105000>] [<c0105067>]
  [<c0107343>] [<c0105060>]

Code: ff 50 10 58 eb cf 90 57 56 53 8b 74 24 10 89 f2 c1 e2 04 8d
 <0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!

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