i just had my mac on sleep, when i stupidly pulled my ipod from its dock without waking the mac up or ejecting the ipod, i suddenly had a kernal panic! are these a sign of a hardware problem? what exacly is a kernal panic? its purpose ect? are they v common? does it mean my lovely mac pro is damaged? sorry for so many questions, im just trying o get as much info as i can so i can sort these problems in the future! many thanks!