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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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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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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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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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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Snow Leopard instant Kernel Panic, no boot

While downloading a program called "multibeast" in Snow Leopard, the machine crashed. The only part of the program I loaded was the kext & enablers files. Now, my Mac crashes without booting. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS kernel panic on start up

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 Player on a Windows 10 host. I was running Eclipse for a while recently when it got really slow despite multiple Eclipse ...
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error when booting Linux kernel 4.4.2

I compiled a Linux kernel 4.4.2 on my Kali Linux distro with make allyesconfig. When I booted it up it is saying end of kernel panic - not syncing : fatal exception and stopped. What is the ...
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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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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: http://www.nostarch.com/...
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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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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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Snow Leopard installation kernel panic

Okay so, I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on a partition of a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that's otherwise running El Capitan completely fine (I'm typing this message using it right now). I need Snow ...
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Need help resolving kernel panic - not syncing: timeout synchronizing machine check over cpus

I'm attempting to install Xubuntu 15.04 x64 on a brand new high end laptop. I've already fixed a problem with the NVidia cards and needing to set nomodeset on boot but now I get this one kernel panic ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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OSX 10.10.5 Kernel Panic with no Log of Crash

I've been having an issue recently with a MacBook Pro 13'. It seems to randomly crash to a grey error screen, stating "Your computer restarted because of a problem. Press a key or wait a few seconds ...
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Macbook Pro kernel panic - without something plugged in?

Last year I had the screen replaced on my late '13 MBPr and it has worked fine until recently. At this point I need to have something plugged in for it not to crash - either an external monitor or my ...
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Installed CUDA and Tesla: kernel panic on reboot. Removed Tesla: still have kernel panic

I have a z820 with a Quadro K2000 in it. IT installed CUDA and rebooted the X-server (but not the machine) and it worked perfectly (did some very nice runs with CUDA afterwards). We then turned it ...
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Cannot locate source of this particular kernel OOPS. How to debug crash?

My system has been freezing up for a while, and I keep seeing this particular kernel oops: syslog. Xorg.log Here's another similar crash from a few months ago. syslog Can you help me debug this? How ...
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How to see Kernel Oops/Panic? and provide “proof”

I'm doing this assignment and I'm kind of confused on providing proof for kernel oops/panic static int __init hello_init(void) { printk(KERN_INFO "Hello world!\n"); return 1/0; //...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt in openstack vm

I setup openstack in one ubuntu server and allocated several vms in the openstack. randomly some vms are panic w/ the error(see below). Anyone can give some suggestions? thanks Kernel panic - not ...
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Fedora 23 Kernel Panic for All Kernel Versions in GRUB

Every time I try to start my Fedora 23 workstation a kernel panic occurs. This happens even with the rescue option at boot. The first line that appears to give an error is Kernel panic - notsyncing: ...
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Bricked my Ubuntu server can no longer start nor login anymore

I installed a virtual host (KVM) with Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS. Now I spend the last week setting up apache, modules owncloud and other stuff. However, everthing worked great until I followed the ...
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Cannot Install Centos 7 on Lenovo g510, i3 4th generation

I've been trying to install Centos 7 x64 guest on host Win 7(x64) on VMware Workstation pro 12. 8 Gb total physical memory. I get two errors randomly while different attempts of installing the Centos: ...
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Panic report or Crash report not generate after system crash on 10.10.5

We have application and driver for our USB device. 10.10.5 System crashing while executing some steps on our application. Which looks like our driver is creating crash, but after rebooting the system ...
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TRIM related kernel panic every restart

I installed the El Capitan GM beta and now every time I restart I'm greeted by this: I used this guide to fix the issue, but I need to run it every restart to get around the kernel panic. Anyone ...
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Kernel panic on MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and also with Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit)

I had a kernel panic on my MacBook Pro, which led me to erase everything from it, and install Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) on it, from the mini iso, with the choice of erasing everything on the hard drive. ...
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LFS (Linux From Scratch) USB boot crashing

A hard drive in an enclosure has the following, assume that this drive is being recognized by grub2 as hd0: partitions 1 to 3 are primary partition 1: /boot (boot partition) partition 2: / (linux ...
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Ubuntu boot (kernel panic) Error

I recently did a update on my machine and ever since Ubuntu will not boot properly. I get an error message and I have to go into recovery mode in order to start the boot process. I have tried recovery ...
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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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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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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 (sbin/...
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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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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 ...