This post is to help people that are installing linux and get a kernel panic error. When you are installing linux sometimes you will get the kernel panic error when you are installing it. Sometimes the kernel panic error comes up after you have installed it and you are in the boot process. My experience has been one of two things that have caused this. Sometimes I have had ram that was going bad and other times it was the graphics card that was was going bad. When I changed the bad hardware the error went away.