Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 9:10 PM (in response to Mitchla)
Same thing happened to me... Now in the middle of my Lion restore.
I was updating iPhoto and after that was done, up popped up the Thunderbolt update. It looked like it was installing, but then kept booting into a kernel panic
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 9:43 PM (in response to Mitchla)
The Version 1.2 update toasted my MBP in the same way. Re-installed the OS from the recovery partition and now I am running again. It certainly made for an unexpected surprise tonight.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 11:39 PM (in response to Chocolatejeff)
Follow MrE_the_Great's instructions (3rd post). You probably don't need to restore any of your personal data. It does take a while (2-3 hours) depending on your internet speed. I've done it twice. My data/apps looks fine.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 11:42 PM (in response to Mitchla)
same issues here! do not install updates until we get further notice. I am rebooting my macbook pro the 2nd time! if you have time capsule setup with your time machine then you are ok to recover everything from your last back up.
plug in an external drive through the USB, restart the computer and hold on to option/ alt key until it gives you the options to access 3 drives (your Mac HD, your plugged hard drive and a recovery drive) choose the recovery drive.
From the menu, select the time machine ( I think it was recover from time machine) and follow the prompts. ensure that you choose the backup dated before the last update which caused this issues, in my case I chose a backup from 10th June 2012.
this took me a few hours about 3hrs, but will depend how much data you had on your drive. I had a 750 gb with more than half used.
be patient and wait till this is done. once done, DO NOT ATTEMPT to do system update or if it prompts you to update, ignore it for now until we have a better answer to the issue.
I hope this helps, I am currently waiting for my second system restore as I attempted to do system update soon after I restored all my files so my advise to you all DO NOT UPDATE until we get a fix for this.
Remember, this is for those people who has Time capsule and time machine set up... not sure for other set ups but I'm sure you will find a way not to loose all your files.
Best of luck to you all.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 11:57 PM (in response to coasterfanryan)
Me too, a few hundred kB of update completely trashed the computer. Had to reinstall back to Snow Leopard and then restore whole system from Timemachine - 2.5 hours lost...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 12:00 AM (in response to Mitchla)
The thunderbolt update caused me to have the kernel panic problem as well on my 2011 MacBook Pro. The only solution is to:
-Restart computer by holding down power. While booting up hold *Option*
-Select Recovery HD
-Then, 1. Restore from a time machine backup or 2. Redownload Lion and install
Super annoying that an update this detramental to the computer was released. I hope Apple pulls this update right away.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 12:32 AM (in response to Mitchla)
The Thunderbolt update seems to install only one kext: /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext. Maybe replacing that kext can remove the problem. I'll try this once I have a clean MacOS-Install on a second drive (doing that right now) Might be a quicker solution than restoring the whole system from a backup.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 1:16 AM (in response to Mitchla)
Same here with the update, I'm reinstalling lion but it's just frozen on the download. Nothing is happening idk what to do. Am I gonna have to pay to repair this whats gonna happen
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