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I am trying to install Enterprise Workstation 6.3-x86_64 on a HP Compaq 6300 PC. I'm not putting the Linux install on its internal SATA HD (which is partitioned for Windows 7), but rather on an external USB 3.0 Lacie hard drive (plugged into a USB 3.0 port). I downloaded the 6.3 DVD iso, created an install DVD, and set up the OS on the Lacie drive using anaconda. So far, so good.
When I boot up the Lacie, the Redhat 6 splash screen comes up and it starts the boot process (I can escape into grub if I want). Then I get a kernel panic:
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Fid: 1, comm: init Not tainted 2.6.32-279.e16.x86_64 #1
[trace stuff follows]
panic occurred, switching back to text console.
At this point the system hangs and I have to recycle power.
I assume that the system got into init phase, and then encountered a problem.
I have downloaded the DVD iso a second time, tested the DVD prior to installing to the USB drive with the same result, so I don't think it's a bad download.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.