July 08, 2006

MacBook Pro 10.4.7 Kernel Panic Issue

I encountered an issue with my MacBook Pro today that was somewhat troublesome to fix. After months of flawless operation my Mac suddenly started experiencing kernel panics on every boot occuring less than a minute after arriving at the login screen. Since Boot Camp is installed I feared the worst, especially after catching wind of some horror stories on Apple's support forums.

After further research I was relieved to find a simple solution. It turns out that two versions of Apple's 10.4.7 upgrade were released on the same day. I was able to boot into OS X's "Safe Mode" by restarting the computer and holding down the Shift key. Once booted I checked my version of the OS by clicking the "Apple Menu -> About This Mac" option, clicking the "More Info" button and highlighting the "Software" header in the left navigation area. Software update had installed build 8J2135, the first version of the 10.4.7 upgrade that happened to be missing some key files. I downloaded and installed the fixed upgrade (build 8J2135a) from here and encountered no further problems.

9 comments:

jaXzin said...

If this works, I can't tell you how appreciated your investigative efforts are!

Anonymous said...

Thank You Thank You Thank You! Finally my BRAND NEW Mac is running how all macs should run... Perfectly! I was so frustrated with that flippin panic! This update worked beautifully. Thank you for your research and effort to get this out to the public.

ntt said...

thank you!
My MBP was kernel panicking several times a day. I hope this works!

FG said...

I HAVE A MACBOOK PRO WITH THE UPGDATED BUILD W/10.4.7 IT WORKS FINE AS LONG AS THE AIRPORT CARD IS TURNED OFF. AS SOON AS YOU TURN ON THE AIRPORT CARD, YOU CAN BE ASSURED OF A KERNEL PANIC IN A SHORT TIME. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A FIX FOR THIS. I'VE BEEN TALKING WITH APPLE TECH SUPPORT, THEY SAY THEY ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, BUT CAN'T GIVE ME A FIX. HELP.

Anonymous said...

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=389962 no know fix yet... major problem though, see http://digg.com/apple/Many_MacBook_flaws_still_present_despite_earlier_success_story_on_digg

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I've been have KP's 2 or 3 times a week since moving to 10.4.7... just checked my build and I was running the pre-a version. Just upgraded using the link you provided with no problems. Sure hope this takes care of the issue.

narc said...

what if i'm running 10.4.6 and still experiencing kernel panics on my MacbookPro? are all these problems somehow related to using airport/wireless internet?


narc

Anonymous said...

Happens on iBooks too.

Anonymous said...

what if u cant boot in safe mode any clue how to fix it then ?