Snow Leopard Kernel Panic

Discussion in 'macOS' started by adamjackson, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. adamjackson macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    InstalledSnow Leopard (retail box) onto a last-gen Aluminum MacBook Pro (2.6Ghz model)

    Did a time machine backup.
    Put in CD and upgraded.

    Rebooted with no peripherals plugged in and I get a kernel panic. There's only one user on this machine so I can't see if it's an account problem.

    I did the same thing on both my Macbook Air and 17" MacBook Pro.

    Question: Do I have to now Reinstall Leopard (fresh)
    Then update Snow Leopard
    Then restore from Backup?


    install Leopard
    recover from time machine backup
    Then install Snow Leopard

    I don't have all day and really don't want to screw up the process. Is there any thing else that might say why this kernel panic is happening?

  2. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    UPDATE: The kernel panic only happens when there's a disk in the drive...

    So i took the snow leopard disk out, rebooted no problem, put it in and now a panic again...
  3. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    You could have a bad copy of the SL disc, or you could have a problem reading dual layer media with your Macbook, indicating that your super drive is flaky.

    If possible you could try using another computer to copy the SL disc to an external hard drive, USB thumb drive, etc, and try installing it from that.

    That has worked for some other people having similar issues.
  4. jbriskey1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    Centreville, VA
    Snow Leopard Kernal Panic on restart only.

    After installing Snow Leopard on Black Macbook (below), each restart freezes with desktop picture only showing. Hard shutdown followed by startup brings the system back up and it appears to work fine until the next need for a restart. Peripherals and drivers all appear to be compatible. Repairing disk permissions didn't help. HD checks out OK. Guess I won't worry about it as long as the problem is restricts to startups/restarts; wait for Apple to fix it.

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.31f0
    Serial Number (system): W88213GA0P2
    Hardware UUID: B1BE1EA9-6342-5EB2-A43E-E5C258AA532D
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

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