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Kernel panic (maybe because of filevalut 2 ??)

877 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 11:54 AM by tom3f RSS
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,630 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to tom3f)

    I don't agree with you that it's definitely not hardware related. Beyond that, I have nothing to add.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,890 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to tom3f)

    Resuming after waking does not cause any additional hard drive activity. Rebooting requires loading the operating system from disk and possibly repairing it.


    You've said you have a 3 year-old notebook with hard drive problems. That is a classic case of needing a new hard drive.

  • Saguinus Calculating status...
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    Nov 26, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to tom3f)



    Thanks for posting your problem.


    I can confirm that I have a similar problem on a MacBook Air (Late 2010) with 256GB SSD, Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and Filevault 2. It generates an occasional kernel panic after entering the password at the FileVault login prompt. Turning off Filevault resolves the issue.


    This MBA has been examined by Apple Store genius advisors, the logic board was replaced, disk erased and new System installed. I can confirm that the problem has continued since.


    The Mac is still covered under AppleCare, and today I talked with an AppleCare Senior Advisor in the UK about the case. He has seen this forum thread and another thread on which I posted:



    He has asked me to replicate the kernel panic and use an Apple data capture program to capture additional information about the crash. The data will be forwarded to engineers. I have just turned FV back on and will do this as soon as I can.


    The advisor acknowledged that a number of users appear to be affected, and was keen to resolve the problem for us.


    I will update you guys when I hear back from Apple.

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