Hi,Sorry for the delay. My internet has been down for a while and won't be back until at least Wednesday. I am unable to the the .26 kernel until then, but I do know that it is not the scanner because I have had to boot using .24 because even with the scanner removed I get the kernel panic on boot with .25. I guess it is somewhat intermittent.
I can also confirm that it is happening during st driver initialization. Regards, Daniel