Archived - Mac OS X 10.2.1: Kernel Panic After Updating to 10.2.1 or Optimizing Mac OS Standard Volume

In a rare situation, a kernel panic may appear during startup after either updating to Mac OS X 10.2.1, or optimizing a Mac OS Standard (HFS) volume using third-party software. This issue is more likely if Mac OS X 10.2 is installed on a UNIX File System (UFS) formatted volume.
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A kernel panic message appears during startup after updating to Mac OS X 10.2.1, or optimizing a Mac OS Standard volume. The most recent panic in the "panic.log" file contains the text:
    "kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies)"


Use the following workaround:
    1. Press and hold the Shift key during startup.
    Note: If you cannot start up the computer this way, see technical document 106464, "Mac OS X: Troubleshooting a Startup Issue".
    2. Click the Finder icon in the Dock.
    3. Choose Go To Folder from the Go menu.
    4. Type: /var/db
    5. Click Go.
    6. Locate this file: BootCache.playlist
    7. Drag this file to the Trash.
    8. Restart
Last Modified: Feb 17, 2012
  • Last Modified: Feb 17, 2012
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