You can test a variety of hardware components with
a free live CD called "Ultimate Boot CD" from
For example, it found an AMD CPU that went bad in
I expect it could test your new hard drive.
If it finds broken hardware, fine.
If not, it's probably a software bug, and you can
search google's indices with keywords from stack
start_secondary c1e_idle default_idle native_safe_halt machine_check mce_panic
I wouldn't be surprised if other people here are
right that the new operating systems need to be
run with something like noapic or noacpi.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!