Trying to load on an old Compaq Presario 1275 currently running OpenSuse
10.0. I'm getting "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!"

The last half-dozen boot messages are as follows;      

Clocksource tsx unstable (delta = 96017174ms)
Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
registered taskstats version 1
Freeing unused kernel memeory: 316k freed
Write protecting the kernel text:2344k
Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 1768k
Input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
as /devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input0
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Any ideas or is the laptop so old that I'm just plumb out of luck with this
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