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

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MacBook Pro kernel panics

My laptop has been acting up recently. It's seemed especially slow, video and audio has been very jittery, and it seems unable to do simple stuff like playback YouTube videos without jitter. This ...
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Macbook kernel panic, esp. during DLs, kernel_task causing page fault

I've owned a 2010 13" Macbook for a little over a year and throughout that time have often downloaded files from sites like MediaFire and RapidShare without any problems. However in the past few ...
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ArchLinux kernel panic on boot

So I got home today to find that my KDE login screen would not let me log in. It said the authentication process failed or something and I needed to terminate the screen lock process manually. So I go ...
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Macbook Pro Kernel IO errors - Freezes, Extremely slow Boot

Having kernel IO errors in the console, extremely slow boots, and reproducible freezes. Tech Specs: Macbook Pro Early 2008 4 GB ram 500 GB Seagate Momentus XT HDD/SSD hybrid drive (installed late ...
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How do I reinstall OSX with panic error (can't boot into OSX, keeps giving kernel / panic error)

I can't boot into OSX. I've tried everything to fix the panic / kernel error, but no luck. Don't think it is a hardware issue because this happened after I did a software update. How do I do a clean ...
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OSX Panic about once a week

I am running OSX 10.6.6 and I this is the second kernel panic in 2 weeks. Here is the log that gets sent to Apple. Help! Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2 Processor ...
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buildroot rootfs on arm board

After building buildroot with Kernelimage and rootfs (jffs2) i flashed them to my board. bootargs set to: mem=64M console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/mtdblock1 rw rootfstype=jffs2 Now when i boot i get ...
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Mac (PowerPC G5) gets kernel panics when booting off of installation disks

I've ran disk utility's disk verify on Mac OS 10.4 on a PowerPC G4, and it told me the computer's volume should be repaired. I lost the install disks for now, so I booted it off a Tiger installation ...
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Kernel panic booting CentOS 5 image in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox, and have a vdi. It works fine on the virtual machine I originally configured for it, but if I clone it (with VBoxManage clonehd) or just copy it, create a new VM and boot it, I ...
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Kernel Panic on Mac OS X: What to do?

My brand new MacBook shows a kernel panic message. Does anybody have some suggestions on how to resolve that problem? What is the first thing I should do (I have already updated but nothing). What is ...
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What do I do when I get a Linux kernel bug?

I just bought a tiny computer called a fit-pc2 which came with a somewhat customized Ubuntu 9.10 installation. uname -a reports: Linux 2.6.31-34-fitpc2 #7 SMP Thu Apr 22 17:43:26 IDT 2010 i686 ...
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Ubuntu Kernel Panic on Inserting Network Cable

I've been having a recurring kernel panic with my Ubuntu 9.04 installation (see other posts by me). Today, I was fiddling around trying to get some cable attached when the system panicked. Looking ...
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System will only boot into a Live CD with core disabled in BIOS and ACPI off

I have a system that was running a Q6600 and Windows 7 RC. It crashed last night into a BSOD with a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION. Now it does that every time it boots into Windows. I tried using my ...
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Mac OS X kernel panic after TM restore

I changed my HD in my MacBook Pro, and restored from Time Machine backup. Now I keep getting kernel panic error everytime I restart. I booted from the DVD and ran a few tests, noticed that HD and ...
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Is it my motherboard?

Early this week my home server (a Linux machine) threw a kernel panic. Yesterday is happened a couple of times. Then all of a sudden, when I plugged a USB stick in to run a memory test, the monitor ...
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Mac OS X Leopard Kernel Panics getting absurd

Today Mac OS X kernel panicked twice on me. The first time, I got this log. The second time, I got this log. A few minutes ago, iTunes started sounding blocky, after quitting FireFox everything went ...
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Kernel Panic every time I open a print queue

Every time I open any printer queue I get a kernel panic and have to reboot. It's quite frustrating. I've tried removing/adding printers, clearing all caches with Onyx, repairing permissions, all ...
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What is a kernel panic?

I know that this sounds like a LMGTFY question but i thought i'd ask it so that google actually turns up (more) good results. What is it?