Interesting glitch/kernel panic.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by queshy, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005

    So I work at a big electronics store and somebody was interested in buying the demo macbook pro (SR). We didn't have the restore disks but we had the macbook restore disks. I discussed with my colleagues and I pleaded to them that it probably wouldn't work, but we tried it anyway. Interestingly, if you put the mb cds inside the mbp and boot from them, a kernel panic is induced! It's obviously not the computer...but do you think I should inform apple about this glitch? or is it not really a glitch?
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    It isn't mean to work - you are only able to restore the computer using the discs that came with it. This includes the drivers (the MacBook doesn't have an illuminating keyboard, so their CD won't include the drivers for it) and other bits n bobs that are relevant and required for that certain computer.

    Not sure why a kernel panic was induced though, but Apple won't care because you aren't meant to do it - it is like sticking diesel in a petrol engine and expecting it to work properly.
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    The kernel panic is probably because it doesn't have all the drivers or has the wrong drivers for the hardware.
  4. Sbrocket macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2007
    Well the MacBook restore disk would have come with only drivers for the integrated graphics, pre-Santa Rosa processor socket, chipset, etc etc etc. I can imagine that a kernel panic happened awfully quickly since the CD was trying to force hardware drivers for completely different stuff.

    No sparks, right? :p
  5. queshy thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Lol, no sparks.

    but I think Apple should make an error message that simply says "wrong CD inserted" or something because the KP is quite scary!

    and the analogy of diesel fuel is quite appropriate and accurate, I must say!

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