I am trying to install Debian 6 on a Simics simulator. I "insert" the install DVD 1, and I choose to do a normal installation. However, the installation fails relatively early with Debian repeating an error of the form:
over and over. Meanwhile Simics reports that it issued multiple
GP Fault 0x417. From looking online, I see there are some bug reports from a year or two ago about SSDs generating this error and there was some relation to DMA, but there aren't any more specifics.
Does anyone know specifically what causes this error and ideally if there is a switch I can add to the installation command that will fix or avoid it? Simics is poorly documented, so even if someone could tell me specifically what the Simulator is doing to cause the barf?
The same ISO installs without an issue in KVM.
Update: By running portions of the installer one at a time, I found that the GP Fault 0x417 seems unrelated to the kernel errors I'm seeing...