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i'm trying to perform the load command on a clean machine- the process sterted and stuck on this line : Kernel panic- not syncing: Attempted to kill init! what can be the reason?

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What exactly were you doing that lead up to this? "trying to perform the load command" is too vague to be meaningful. – psusi Apr 21 '11 at 14:02
@Shira: Were you able to solve your issue? – Samik R Apr 18 '12 at 16:34

Are you trying to do a clean install of Ubuntu from CD onto a physical PC? Do you see any errors that occur leading up to this message?

In any case, that kernel panic message could be caused by a lot of different things. Often it's hardware related. I'd suggest running a memory test: You may have bad RAM or just need to reseat it.

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