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I have downloaded CentOS 6.3 live DVD(64 bit) and burned the image to a DVD disc. Then went to install CentOS 6.3 using the burned image, but couldn't able to install it. Getting the below error while booting
Kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init!
Panic occurred, switching back to text console
I don't know how to proceed from here. Even i have tried with Live USB. but failed with on it too. Please help.
Can you boot to "live" mode? If not, then why not try some other Live distros and choose one that runs well on your hardware. Mint, Ubuntu, etc. are friendly for new users and support a wider range of hardware.
Yes, i am trying to boot in my brand new laptop. Please find the hardware config below,
OS : Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit
RAM : 4 GB
HDD : 500 GB
Processor : Intel core - i3 -3110M CPU @2.40GHz
I would like to try CentOS, since it can run Oracle 11g database(not the other distro's run it nor certified). I should have gone for 6.2 instead bad mistake and wasted my weekend though. Thanks a lot for your help.
Last edited by linux_walker; 02-17-2013 at 02:08 PM.
so you want to run a server class database on a laptop .
if you MUST use Oracle's server class db then it is advisable to use Oracles own operating system
it is specifically tweaked to run there 11g database server the best
now you can use centos6.3
RHEL6.3, CentOS6.3 have MySQL already installed and being used by the operating system
a word of warning on installing a server class OS and database on a laptop
though most laptops can ?mostly? run RHEL6.3 ,most will only mostly work correctly
there are likely to be issues with hardware
as in it is not supported
--- Possible common issues are ---
NO GUI - the graphics "chip" not supported
No sound -- the sound chip not supported
the mouse pad not working
the buttons on the mouse pad not working
but if you need 11g then please contact oracle sales and and buy there operating system for there DB
The companies that buy Red Hat do own modern computers, and I know from experience that CentOS actually add more hardware support. It may be a silly question, but did you actually check the md5sum of the iso and then use the media verification feature on the disk? If it crashed before giving you the menu, then I think that definitely makes the disk suspect.
Actually the live version is not the most convenient: it installs both KDE and Gnome, which makes for very cluttered menus.
If you can't get CentOS to work, then you could try Debian Stable or Salix (Slackware + user friendliness). Both are high on stability and have MySQL. Personally, I'd prefer CentOS for (1) easy encryption of /home at installation, (2) SEL, and (3) better configuration tools.