Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Sep 2006 21:10 UTC
Mac OS X Contrary to popular belief, Mac OS X does have a 'blue screen of death', only it's grey instead of blue, and it's called the kernel panic screen, and it sure does scare the pajeezers out of you if you just bought a Mac (sadly, I can know), and it has had this screen since 10.2; before that, the error information was spilled as raw data straight on the screen. Amit Singh writes about the history and workings of this kernel panic screen, and provides methods of modifying it, or turning it into the 'raw data baby' version. And yes, you can even make it look exactly like the real BSOD. Die-hard Windowfying OS X, this.
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BeOS's kdl was the best!
by Cramit on Thu 14th Sep 2006 00:28 UTC
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When Be crashed a terminal would paint over the screen with debug info and a happy message that said "Welcome to Kernel Debugging Land" and give you a prompt where you could run some commands if you knew what you were doing.

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RE: BeOS's kdl was the best!
by hraq on Thu 14th Sep 2006 10:39 in reply to "BeOS's kdl was the best!"
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That behavor that you discribed is right but not the only one you get as I have seen kernel panics with total freeze, where you cannot pass any commands or arguments.

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RE: BeOS's kdl was the best!
by memson on Thu 14th Sep 2006 15:59 in reply to "BeOS's kdl was the best!"
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When next/open step gets a kernel panic, you just get a small white rectangular box with writing in it with words to the effect "kernel panic <some error message, probably about page faults - possibly register dumps> press r to reboot c to continue". Sometimes the wording gives other options. IIRC the Jaguar Kernel panic screen is a slightly more graphical version of this exact screen though ;-)

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