Why is there such a plethora of incompatibility errors in linux? i thought linux worked with everything? So far it doesn't work on my AMD Athlon XP 1900+, my old PIII 450mhz, and now i tried it on a Compaq Presario 5034ES and yet again there is an error message. This time it says 'Kernel Panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.' I have only one more computer to try it on, and if it fails, then i will not be able to run linux. It is a Compaq Presario 7470.