Re: 9.10 livecd fails with Kernel panic - not syncing: Out of memory and no killable.
Have you condsidered trying the 10.04 alpha live cd to see if this is still an issue - i'm sure they'd appriciate a bug report at this stage in the dev cycle so it can be fixed for the release.
Do you have an installed 9.10 system (obviously not a working one) at this point? If so you may be able to attempt to upgrade the kernel by booting a different live cd and chrooting into your installed system (just post back if you want more details).
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