I've been having a recurring kernel panic with my Ubuntu 9.04 installation (see other posts by me).
Today, I was fiddling around trying to get some cable attached when the system panicked. Looking at the layout, the only cable in the vicinity was the network cable. Upon further investigation, it seems that the system reliably panics whenever I insert a network cable. Removing the cable does not cause the panic.
How do I stop the system panicking when I insert the network cable?
If more information is needed, please add comments/answers and I'll post the required data.
Using the TTY view (Ctrl-Alt-F1), inserting the cable generates the same output as before, however, as it's only 40 lines it's not much help and I've not found a way to capture the output to a file. rlogin obviously won't work.
My next step will be to try a different cable and then, if the problem persists, a new network card.