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My laptop boots from the Fedora,Ubuntu live cd normally.But with Centos live cd there seems to be a problem as it displays the below lines.

slab error in kmem_cache_destroy():cache 'Acpi-Operate':can't free all objects slab error in kmem_cache_destroy():cache 'Acpi-parse':can't free all objects. - - - Kernel Panic Not Syncing Attempted to kill init! -Pid 1 ,comm: init Not tainted 2.6.32-279.e16.i686 #1 []? panic+0x68/0c11c []? do_exit+0x741/0x750 []? do_group_exit+0x3c/0xa0 []? sys_exit_group+0x11/0x28 []? sys_enter_do_call+ox12/0x28 panic occured,switching back to text console.

Is this an issue with my harddisk?There seems to be no problems with the RAM.Would using an external harddisk solve this problem?

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Looks like a serious kernel problem (or perhaps it got tangled up with a bad ACPI table courtesy of BIOS). Or it might be that your LiveCD doesn't read correctly. I'm not familiar with CentOS LiveCD, but check if there is a "check media" option. See if there is a newer version, see if you can boot with acpi=off (for a complete list of parameters with some explanation, check <…) – vonbrand Feb 16 '13 at 14:15
@vonbrand There seems to be no problem with the liveCD as it worked fine on my desktop.I also tried versions Centos 6.2 and 6.3. – charmin Feb 19 '13 at 5:31
So it was a bad LiveCD? – vonbrand Feb 19 '13 at 5:33
If you tried it on another machine, I've seen CDs reading A-OK n one reader, and completely unreadable by others. So that in itself doesn't rule out a not correctly read LiveCD. – vonbrand Feb 19 '13 at 5:44
@vonbrand the other option of disabling the ACPI sounds risky and like last resort option that could cause fans to turn off and cause overheating.Can i instead get away with all this using an external HDD? – charmin Feb 19 '13 at 6:15

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