new Fedora 7 installation will not boot -- kernel panic
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Are the two computers identical hardware? If not then F7 working on one doesn't mean it will work on the other. Some older array controllers for example don't work properly with the default driver in 2.6 kernels found on FC4 and higher. There are ways to make it work (e.g. there is another driver than be loaded for the above mentioned array controllers) but you'd have to specify what your hardware config is.
don't know whether it's related but I had severe problems with the Adaptec AHA-2940U2W. Sometimes it worked but most of the time not. Wasn't a hardware issue as older Linux's worked fine. I didn't investigate a lot as the HDD was old (= low capacity) so I replaced it with IDE's and SATA's.
Haven't done it on F7 yet but these notes from FC6 may help:
After you boot install disc type and get "boot:" prompt type
"linux noprobe" and hit return.
Select keyboard and language as usual.
You'll be given a box to pick driver. This will have all the drivers available. On FC6 there were at least 3 Adaptec drivers (including AIC7xxx the most common one). Make sure you pick the one most appropriate for your controller.