I'm running Oracle Linux 6.3 on a VMware machine which based on a HP Proliant BL620c G7 server.
I've installed IBM Websphere version 8.5 and IBM HTTP Server version 8.5.
After installing VMware tools for this machine, I was asked to reboot the server, but on start we got a kernel panic such as below:
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted 2.6.39-300.26.1.el6euk.x86-64 #1
[<ffffffff8105e4b2>] ? enqueue_entity+0x52/0x210
[<ffffffff8106e6cb>] forget_original_parent +0x32b/0x330
[<ffffffff8106e6cb>] ? sched_move_task+0x9d/0x150
Could anyone give me a pointer as to what is or even could be causing this? I'm completely stumped at this point
i will suggest validate with the vendor that they support uek kernel
otherwise, you should go and try the redhat compatible kernel.
latest version of oel6 is 6.4 and kernel 2.6.39-400 in case you want to ugrade,but check my fist point before
It looks like the system has trouble opening or finding the /boot volume. I don't think it is an incompatibility with your hardware. You might however want to make sure you installed a recent VMware version and have correct settings to support x64 guest OS. I'm not using VMware anymore, but under VirtualBox such issue can be due to missing I/O apic and VT-x support in the BIOS.