View Full Version : Kernel panics after software update today

Aug 22, 2009, 06:36 PM
Hey Guys,

I am running a Rev A Macbook Air. I performed a software update today on all of my Macs and only the Air is having problems. Nothing but Kernel panics telling me to restart. I tried booting into safe mode, single user mode, reset the PRAM, tried to reinstall via remote disk. I get nothing but Kernel panics. Any thoughts?

Aug 22, 2009, 06:43 PM
My girlfriend's mum had this problem the other day with her 3,1 macbook after updating from 10.5.6 to 10.5.8 along with a bunch of other updates. It would just boot into a KP. I ended up having to image the drive followed by a clean reinstall.

Aug 22, 2009, 06:50 PM
How did you reinstall? I dont have the dvd drive that goes with it. I have always only used remote install for iLife updates.

Aug 22, 2009, 07:02 PM
Hold down Option when booting. You can then choose an installation DVD on a shared drive on your network.

Aug 22, 2009, 09:06 PM
Thanks! I tried that once and it didnt give me the option to remote install. Tried it again and was able to do an archive and install.

Aug 22, 2009, 09:42 PM
I had the same thing .. bought an Air yesterday and was installing the update and it kernal panic'd. Took it back the the Apple store and they did a complete erase and install. No problems since.

Aug 22, 2009, 09:43 PM
My roommate had that problem on his unibody Macbook he got last year. We took it to the genius bar and they ended up replacing the whole computer for him cause it was that bad. I guess the Logic Board and Screen was all messed up. It was kind of funny cause the Genius guys were like wow check this out because it was pretty bad.