A kernel panic happens when the Linux (or other UNIX) kernel detect fatal errors from which it cannot recover.

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How to run update-initramfs from bootable usb?

My computer froze during an upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. This resulted in a kernel panic upon reboot. "/sbin/init: relocation error: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/librt.so.1: symbol__clock_nanosleep, ...
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centos 6.4 kernel panic error

I have a CentOS 6.4 dedicated server with cPanel installed, and I got the error message below after a reboot. Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! I tried the boot menu upon ...
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My MacBook is in kernel panic limbo, what can I do?

So I'm writing this because these past few weeks I have experienced a heap of problems with my 2008 MacBook which have come to a head in the last couple of days culminating in me being almost ...
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Kernel panic when reading from /dev/sdb via pv

I have a external Hitachi Hard Drive that has the annoying "Advanced Power Management" feature, that puts the device to sleep, if I do not use it for a minute. It is also not possible to turn this ...
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Can't boot from any source

I recently tried to install the Windows 10 developer preview on my laptop. The installer seemed to hang immediately after I selected my install partition, but I left it for about an hour to make sure ...
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Scrolling up the failed screen with kernel panic

From time to time, Linux booting failed on very early stage (like initrd loading). Then, the kernel panic message is showing up in text mode. Since the screen height limit, all I can see is around 40 ...
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Getting kernel panic on Mac OS Snow Leopard by Hazard.iso on Windows 8 and VirtualBox [closed]

I am trying to install Mac OS on Windows 8.1 Pro x64. And I am getting some error. My requirements for Mac OS on VirtualBox: Ram=1934 Mb Cpu=2 Gpu=128 Mb Acceleration=3B Sata=20 GB
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Kernel panic appearing when cloning discs from Ubuntu live USB

This PC has been working properly since built in 2009. It has got Ubuntu 14.04 and never appeared to have any kernel panic situation in the past. One day I decided to boot from Live USB, replace the ...
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OS X - GPU Panic

For half a year, I've been experiencing random freezes/reboots on my MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2012 model. My current OS is OS X Yosemite, but I started experiencing the issue in the Mavericks era. The ...
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kernel panic - not syncing out of memory and no killable processes

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I decided to install windows 7 (due to .net requirement) from a pen drive. I have 8GB of RAM, but I removed 4GB. When I tried to install Windows 7, I selected the partition ...
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How to solve kernel panic issue

I have a Debian OS upgraded from to 2.6 to 3.4 in my PC. All of a sudden some basic commands like ls and sudo were not working (by mistake I deleted some files in the root folder). I was getting a ...
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RPi kernel panic with Raspbian

Some background: my RPi has been randomly shutting down since pretty much ever, I just reboot it (unplug / wait 1-2 minutes / plug) and it usually works again. I've never been able to trace the ...
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kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02

I'm studying kernel compilation for my operating systems course. Unfortunately I'm compiling Linux v2.4.20 and Red Hat 9(yes, they're making us use it and it drives me crazy but I've NO CHOICE ...
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Windows equivalent of alt + sysrq + REISUB/REISUO

Is there a (kernel-level) Windows equivalent to the Linux Magic SysRq key combination REISUO/REISUB? i.e. Redirect keyboard to console Send a quit signal (non-forceful kill) Send a SIGKILL ...
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Machine Check Exception reported by kernel

I built a new computer: Intel Core i7 4770K Gigabyte Z87N-WIFI Samsung 840 Evo S x2 (in RAID 0) 450w Corsair RM 80Plus Dark Rock Pro 3 Cooling Kingston 1600 DDR3 NO DEDICATED GPU Operating System: ...
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Error in kernel 2.6.32 compilation and stable kernel 2.6.32 source needed for customization

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with kernel 2.6.32-21-generic , and Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS with kernel 2.6.32-38-generic. While I am trying to compile the source for both kernel version - 2.6.32-21-generic ...
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Bad SATA cable suddenly? (MacBook Pro mid 2012)

OS X 10.9.2 Story SSD crashed due to kernel panic (Crucial M4). Data was still on it when I plugged it in via USB. Wiped and tried to reinstall via Time Machine, extremely slow transfer rate (est. ...
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Installing LiveCd Ubuntu Based

I just bought the ebook Hacking the art of exploitation (Link: http://www.nostarch.com/hacking2.htm#updates) and I downloaded the livecd which came along with it(Link: ...
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Kernel panic from Linux Mint guest in VirtualBox: “Attempted to kill init!”, “Some program might be trying to access hardware directly”

I have a Asus X201E netbook with preinstalled Windows 8 64 bit. I wanted to install there Linux on Virtual Machine. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0, downloaded newest Mint - Mint 15 32 bit. So, my host ...
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Permission denied when setting values in sysctl on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to configure my Ubuntu 12.04 VPS (OpenVZ) to reboot when it runs out of memory. To do this I have added following lines to my "/etc/sysctl.conf" file. vm.panic_on_oom = 1 kernel.panic = ...
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On OS X, what's a double panic?

Can anyone offer a relatively simple explanation of how a double panic differs from other types of kernel panic on a Mac? Simple as in … I'm not a developer, but I wish to understand these things a ...
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Kernel panic on Mac Pro

I have a 8-core Mac Pro 3.1 that keeps getting kernel panics randomly. This happens even when no applications are running. The error message is: Uncorrectable Fbd memory error...
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Windows 8: your pc ran into a prob., unexepcted kernel mode trap

I'm writing here because I read and tried many solutions to fix this problem on my windows 8 but none of them has worked up to now. I still launched a file system check with sfc /scannow but it was ...
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Kernel panics in FreeBSD 9.1 virtualbox

I'm regularly encountering a kernel panic on my FreeBSD 9 laptop. I have installed virtualbox host and trying to run CentOS as guest. When perform "yum repolist" guest crash's my freebsd host. Here ...
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Critical error on Red Hat Linux

I have a RHEL 5 x64 virtual machine. My colleague accidentally deleted some main system files related to root as he said. Now when I boot the machine , I got the following error : exec of init ...
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any idea what type of error this is - Machine check / Kernel Panic

I have been getting the following problem running Ubuntu 12.10. Basically, it freezes completely, doesn't respond to keyboard or mouse, CAPS won't change and alt+sys req+REISUB doesn't do anything. ...
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VirtualBox Kernel panic

I have been running VirtualBox for some weeks with no problems. Now when I start it up I get this Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task! atkbd serio0: Spurious ACK on ...
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ata failed command: READ DMA on virtualized hard drive under ESXi

I've got a CentOS 6 webserver running in a VM on ESXi 5. After about 133 days of uptime I rebooted it. Now it won't boot. It hangs here for a while: Then finally: If this were a real hard drive, ...
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Kernel panic trying to install Debian Linux on Dell computer

When I try to install Debian Linux (newest stable as of 6.2.2013, x64) on a Dell OptiPlex 740 I keep getting this error message right after I choose "Install" from the main menu (the hdd is empty): ...
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Dealing with kernel panics in FreeBSD

I'm regularly encountering a kernel panic on my FreeBSD 9 laptop. I have not been able to fix the problem by updating my system to the current stable version (which I got from the ctm-svn), so how ...
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Likely Kernel Panic, possible HDD Failure?

On Monday, during regular working on my Ubuntu 12.10 powered Dell Vostro 3300 laptop, the OS crashed all of a sudden, and I've been left with a black background screen with text that mostly consisted ...
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Kernel panic and keyboard led flashing

My server recently just froze. I was unable to ping it, It did not respond to any keystrokes at all and the caps lock and scroll lock was flashing in unison with a steady off-on-off-on rate approx. ...
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Repeating Kernel panics and Hardware test hangs in Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2012 (Lion)

Four weeks ago, I got about 20 Kernel panics on my new MacBook Pro 9,1 (15", Mid 2012, i7 2,3 Quadcore with 8GB RAM and 512 GB SSD) with OS X Lion 10.7.5 and all available updates installed. They are ...
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Reboot the system from an initrd without causing a kernel panic

i want to start a linux kernel over pxe boot, load a very small initram, do some jobs there and reboot the machine. so my init script looks like this: #!/bin/sh -e # used for initramfs export PATH . ...
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Where and How should a Kernel Panic be reported?

I've Archlinux installed on my laptop Fujitsu Amilo Pi 2*** and I cannot find any log at /var/log that has the StackTrace. The Kernel panics ALWAYS when I try to modify screen brightness. Where are ...
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What is “errno 34” when booting Mac OSX 10.6?

My mother's Mac Pro running Snow Leopard recently crashed on startup. I'm trying to help her fix it but have no idea where to start. She gets the following error screen: Text: panic(cpu 2 caller ...
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How to resolve Kernel Panic error after upgrading F15 to F17 using Preupgrade?

I tried to upgrade my Fedora 15 to Fedora 17 directly using Preupgrade. Everything went smooth and the updates were installed. Grub2 screen came up after the restart. When I chose to boot F17, I got a ...
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Get details / solve issue with a kernel panic?

I have a Lenovo T430 running Linux Mint 13 (MATE): joseph:~$ uname -a Linux joseph-T430-LM 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I installed ...
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Kernel panic involving an unknown_bootoption maybe an underlying error that stall the processor

My server (home hosting) was working correctly until a weird kernel panic appear. It's an old computer (1 Go of memory only) and it's running on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I can login, but after a few minutes, ...
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serial console output goes away while booting

I added console=ttyS0,57600n8 to my kernel command line. I get the normal boot messages until this [ 5.123106] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) Begin: ...
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My Retina MacBook Pro just had a kernel panic while browsing, what caused it to crash?

I just got a Retina MacBook Pro and this is my second day of using it. I was just browsing the internet and a message popped up saying Your computer was restarted because of a problem … along ...
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13" MacBook Pro gets daily kernel panics

My software is OS X Lion 10.7.4 and I've reinstalled it 4 or 5 times to try to solve the kernel panic problems. It's better now, but still unstable. It's a Core i7 2.8 GHz (dual core) with 8 GB RAM ...
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Kernel panic on boot

Last week I installed SL6.2 on my tower using the LiveCD iso and unetbootin without issue. I was taking my time configuring it since it was my first real jump into linux. I ran into problems when I ...
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Upgrading 800 MHz G4 to Dual 1 GHz G4 processor results in kernel panic

I removed the 800 MHz G4 Processor then replaced it and upgraded to a Dual 1 GHz G4 Processor. The system started with the Apple Chime and OS X 10.5.6, but then I received a kernel panic screen with ...
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Two Kernel Panics in two weeks, what's wrong? [closed]

I've had two kernel panics in two weeks on my Macbook. Any idea what's wrong? Here's my report: Interval Since Last Panic Report: 386578 sec Panics Since Last Report: 2 Anonymous UUID: ...
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Ubuntu Wubi Kernel Panic

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 through Wubi to a Windows 7 NTFS drive. Everything worked ok -- after I booted into Ubuntu I did all the upgrades and everything was ok and I rebooted etc. However today, ...
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Use initrd as root filesystem for network boot

I'm creating a stand-alone set of netboot images based on a LinuxFromScratch installation (7.0, kernel 3.1.0). I want to deploy that image to many diskless clients, but NFS is in my situation not an ...
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Kernel Panic, Fatal Trap 18, Pfsense WUSB54GC AP crash

I have an old system that I am converting to a pfsense router. I am trying to use a linksys/cisco WUSB54GC as the wireless device for the AP I can get it broadcasting(it uses the rum(4) drivers) but ...
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Kernel Trap - Divide by Zero

I am currently using a 2011 iMac running OS X Lion. We are constantly running into this error which is causing the machine to error and force us to shutdown. The 2nd line of the error is the most ...
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Fedora 15 - Kernel Panic not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root on unknown-block (0,0)

Fast to the point.. I have installed on my dystem a copy of Fedora 15 and Ubuntu 11.04. I first installed ubuntu on /dev/sda5 and grub2 was instaled at the begining of /dev/sda. Next i installed ...