Kernel Panic: A panic server was not specified

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by tduality, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. tduality macrumors member

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    #1
    After exactly 4 years of reliable service my good ol' PM G4/400 suddenly started to panic frequently.

    Things I changed?

    With the coming of Garageband I digged out my Steinberg Midi To UBS Box, downloaded the latest driver and played happily along. That's about all the changes to the system since the upgrade to 10.3.2.

    What I did now?

    Disconnected the Midi-UBS Box, removed the driver from the startup-items, installed 10.3.3 and tried to repair disk permissions. It couldn't, because there was the BaseSystem package missing in the Receipts folder. Don't know whether this already the case before I installed 10.3.3.

    Anyway, since yesterday there was a panic any more. But it could come again any time.

    What I'm actually asking for?

    The kernel panic says:

    Entering system dump routine
    A panic server was not specified in the boot-args, terminating kernel
    core dump.


    I would really like to have the core dump. Not so sure whether I would really be able to learn something from it but I think it's better to have than not.

    So if anyone know where and how to change the boot-args to specify the panic server, I'd be happy.

    Martin
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    If you haven't recently run Drive 10, Tech Tool Pro 4, or DiskWarrior on your drive, you should.

    While I cannot offer an explanation for the behaviour, my feeling is that you're having a problem with data loss due to drive structure problems. Running one of those disk repair applications has a good possibility of helping. While Apple's Disk Utility and the UNIX utility fsck help, they don't handle file problems.
     
  3. tduality thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the hint.

    I was thinking of that as well. The disk Panther is running on now is also 4 years old. On the weekend I'll move everything to an newer disk just to be sure.

    Martin
     

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