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Xscapes

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 16, 2011
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New York
I tried to update the Thunderbolt Software Update 1.2 that release today, but it got error and force me to restart the computer. After restart i got the kernel panic and can't enter the OS anymore not even safe mode.

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I have it restore to my backup and it working now but when i attempt to update the Thunderbolt software it happen again.
 

kdog679

macrumors member
Jul 9, 2011
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I'm not certain if this is an issue unique to the crucial m4. Many people are complaining about it on the official apple macbook pro boards.
 
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Xscapes

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 16, 2011
166
9
New York
I'm not certain if this is an issue unique to the crucial m4. Many people are complaining about it on the official apple macbook pro boards.

I see, on my second time restoring my backup from before the thunderbolt update now.
 
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SimeonAS89

macrumors newbie
Dec 12, 2011
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Phoenix, AZ
I had the issue as well this evening. My Mac kept crashing after the kernel panic. Restored it using a fresh install of Lion and everything is back to normal. I have an early 2011 2.3ghz i5 model with 8gb of ram. No ssd here tho.
 
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Xscapes

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 16, 2011
166
9
New York
I had the issue as well this evening. My Mac kept crashing after the kernel panic. Restored it using a fresh install of Lion and everything is back to normal. I have an early 2011 2.3ghz i5 model with 8gb of ram. No ssd here tho.

It's the problem with the update itself i guess. Don't attempt to update it again until apple release a fix.
 
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chocolatejeff

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Sep 28, 2011
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It's the problem with the update itself i guess. Don't attempt to update it again until apple release a fix.

What he said, I've restored from internet recovery and tried the update again.. silly me,.. bad idea, wait for fix on this update, I believe affects macbook pro early 2011 :p
 
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SimeonAS89

macrumors newbie
Dec 12, 2011
5
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Phoenix, AZ
It's the problem with the update itself i guess. Don't attempt to update it again until apple release a fix.

Yeah I kind of figured that. I just ignored the update and pushed everything else through. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one effected by this lol.
 
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fel10

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Feb 2, 2010
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Woodstock, GA USA
Add me to the list of people having kernel panic after installing the update. I have a early 2011 MBP and every time I turn on the computer, it gets the kernel panic. Hopefully Apple will fix this soon.
 
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Noam.mayafit

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Jun 12, 2012
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I had the issue as well this evening. My Mac kept crashing after the kernel panic. Restored it using a fresh install of Lion and everything is back to normal. I have an early 2011 2.3ghz i5 model with 8gb of ram. No ssd here tho.

How did you restore? Did it wiped your data?
 
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ayres

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Sep 27, 2010
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yep, wish i had not decided to do a software update last night... now, i have a useless block of aluminum. i'm going into the local apple store later today despite the fact that i know restoring from a backup seems inevitable.
 
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iWhizz

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Feb 1, 2012
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Add me to the list, the same thing. I believe reinstall is the best option.
 
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SimeonAS89

macrumors newbie
Dec 12, 2011
5
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Phoenix, AZ
How did you restore? Did it wiped your data?

I used the info posted here. It'll give you some info on how to get your machine working right. I used the 3rd post from the top or as quoted below:

I had the same issue...twice. After the thunderbolt update fails I click restart and end up with a kernel panic...nable to boot. I was able to recover without any other hardware, thankfully, so I tried the update again. Same results and am recovering for the second time. I'm running lion.

Steps follow:

1) Reboot the machine while holding in command-r (this boots to recovery partition and disk utility)
2) I chose reinstall Mac OSX next
3) Enter your apple ID to confirm eligibility.
4) MBP will start a recovery install on the hdd you selected, it will not remove your personal files or account. After this reinstall, I was up and running again as if I skipped the thunderbolt update...until I tried the update again.

Thought I'd offer this while I wait for. One to recover again. Good luck.

As a final note, I didn't lose any of my data during the reinstall. Everything is as I had left it before the update.
 
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C.Kowalski

macrumors newbie
Feb 5, 2012
23
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Vienna, AT
Looks like Apple has pulled the update from their schedule... I checked for new updates after my second resinstall of Lion and actually wanted to uncheck the Thunderbolt-update itself, but it's gone.

Well, whatever, I don't have any Thunderbolt-gear anyways.
 
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