Was this on the first boot after installing CentOS 6.2? Or did you install then boot then `yum update` and get a new kernel and then it happened? Or some other sequence of events? [by TrevorH]
My workstation OS has been Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for a while now. Yesterday I tried to install Mumble using Ubuntu Software Center and the installation quit after giving me some errors. When I restarted the system some time after that, I started receiving kernel panic errors when trying to boot the OS.
I updated Ubuntu and when I rebooted, it won't boot. I get a black screen with the error Kernel panic - not syncing:Attempted to kill init
I use Ubuntu 12.04, my linux-image is 3.2.0-33-generic-pae,recovery mode goes into the same error (Kernel panic - not syncing:Attempted to kill init) and Ubuntu upgraded my previous linux versions as well and they all go into that same error.