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

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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 ...
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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 ...