i got the same problem when i installed RedHat9 in an other PC.during the boot i got many messages at the end i got
kernel panic :Attempted to kill init.
but for me during the installation the linux do not detect
the monitor (i told that won't hurt because it went on),and during the graphical card configuration
i did not gonfigure it (i have nvidia gforce mx something like this)and the linux asked me to choose the appropriate(the default one was VESA);so i did ot configure i did use the default(VESA).i think(i'm not sure )that that was the pblm.
any solution or suggestion.i'm a victim too.