MBP locking up while downloading

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by yodermk, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. yodermk macrumors member

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    I''ve been trying to grab the new KNOPPIX DVD (4GB) while traveling with my MBP to a place of high bandwidth...

    I set it to never turn off and left it downloading for the night. When I got up in the middle of the night, it was obviously running, but would not respond to anything. The suspend light was in, but only in the dim state.

    I just tried the download again now, during the day. About 400MB into the download (and I had touched the thing to be sure it stayed awake several times before that) there was a big power icon on the screen telling me I had to reset my computer. No explanation was given.

    What's with that???

    The download was with the AirPort, if that matters.

    Thanks!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    What app are you using? I'm not sure what KNOPPIX is, but I'll assume this is all good an legal. :)
     
  3. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

    /dev/toaster

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    KNOPPIX is a distro of Linux. Are you using a brower to download it ? Are you using bittorrent ? FTP, SCP, etc ?

    I know that browsers tend to not like files over a few hundred MB. However, it should make the OS crash.
     
  4. zaxxon macrumors newbie

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    Had the same problem while downloading from software update. That powerbutton-sign means a kernel panick has occured. I resolved my problem by removing one of the 2 1GB memory-chips. I had Transcend and Kingston installed, with the Kingston apparently causing me trouble.
     

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