what is a "kernel panic" in installation?
i've tried to install many types of distributions of linux (debian, mandrake, red hat) from my local CD-ROM with the same negative result. the initial install sequence begins and then this message appears.. "<0> kernel panic: Aiee, killing interrupt handler! In interrupt handler - not syncing". at another time i got a message that said.. "source code: bad EIP value!" what is this all about? everything stops and a blinking cursor is all i get! Please tell me how to fix this problem! thanks, nick