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

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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 ...
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Mac Book Pro Kernel Panic On connecting DataCard

I have purchased a new MacBook Pro recently. I am facing kernel panic errors every time I use my USB data card for surfing. I have reinstalled my OS but stil get kernel panic errors. What I need to ...
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LFS 6.8 not booting into right kernel

(Full disclosure: I am a no linux expert, but not a complete novice.) I have been following along with Linux from Scratch 6.8 and everything has been going well. I got past an issue with GRUB ...
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Do not automatically restart on system failure

I need to know: how do not automatically restart GNU/Linux after a critical system failure (kernel panic). For some reason the pc is rebooted, actually throws the error screen Reboot just moments ...
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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?