Help kernel panic screen of death

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  1. prism macrumors 6502a

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    On my new thunderbolt 13", since this morning I am unable to boot into lion. Just when the desktop appears, I get the kernel panic notification.
    Trouble is, I'm traveling right now and so I don't have the restore disc and the timemachine backups. I tried to boot from lion restore by pressing the alt key whilst rebooting but the only option is the HD.
    I tried the safe mode shift key to no avail.
    I tried to use disk utility through a USB key but can't fix the disk because it's grayed out prolly because I have disk encryption activated and the code is in the HD (yeah I know, dumb as hell).
    I'm running out of options what can I do? This is really a classic case of murphy's law!
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Hold Cmd+R to boot from restore bud.
     
  3. prism thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would that work? I mean if booting with alt key does not show the restore partition will it still boot in restore mode? Furthermore isn't this the same as booting via USB key which I already did?
     
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    Anyone?
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Nope. Cmd+R is a different boot method to option (alt) boot.

    You will need to be connected to the Internet, the computer will reinstall Lion if you choose that option.

    If this does not help, take/send it back to the Apple Store.
     
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    Ok, looks like the culprit was bad crucial ram, I got the continuous 3 beeps and everything went back to normal once I removed the defective ram. Only problem is that it managed to corrupt the hard drive and now the only way to fix it is through a OSX reinstall, until I get back home and restore the backup files! Oh well.
     

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