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 A New Screen of Death for Mac OS X

How to change the default screen that comes up during a kernel panic.

"Before we can load a custom panic image, we need to convert the source image to a suitable format. The kernel interface for loading a panic image requires the image to be in a special "kernel-raw" (kraw) format. The xnu kernel source tree includes source for a program (qtif2kraw) that converts from the QuickTime Image File (QTIF) format to the kraw format. The input QTIF image for qtif2kraw must be an uncompressed 256-color image."
A New Screen of Death for Mac OS X

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 13, 2006 )

  


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