Kernal Panics

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  1. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    How would i know when I get a kernal panic? Would it be anything like the blue screen of Death or no?
     
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    ok so its nothing like a BOD. thanks for your response wild
     
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    Indeed it isn't, it's possibly worse in that you get no information whatsoever about what is wrong or what to do next :D Luckily they don't show their ugly heads that often...
     
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    lets say i do get a KP, does it log this anywhere or no? It would be helpful to get an idea where the problem is.
     
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    Check the article I linked...it mentions that it logs the info to a file called panic.log. The log file can sometimes be difficult to decipher though.
     
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    hmm what you mean it would be hard to decipher this particular log? I though apple was susposed to be simple lol.
     
  8. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    The panic.log isn't ment to be understood by a normal user. It's for the engineers at Apple, developers, sysadmins and the like.

    Besides, you'll never get a kernal panic. It's a kernel panic. :p

    Hopefully you'll never get a kernel panic at all, so you don't have to worry about it. I have only ever seen it once and I've been using 5 different Macs for around three years
     
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