Screens of death
In the process of making the new part of the document Toward The New Bootdisk Howto (part 1 and part 2 are done), I am somewhere between the first and the second stage boot loaders. (Of course, Wikipedia is the main source of informations and further readings; and, unlike for the a number of other specific fields, for this one is perfect.)
I thought that the article is about all screens of death. But, here is the list:
- Screens of death: a general article.
- Black Screen of Death is about Microsoft Windows 3.x, OS/2 adn Wi screens of death.
- Blue is about the NT based Microsoft Windows operating systems. (However, Windows Vista sometimes displays Red Screen of Death.)
- Green is the privilege of TiVo and Xbox 360.
- White has a variety of customers: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, and Nokia (including my 3650).
- Yellow is “a lite screen of death” because it means that only programs will be down (not the whole system): Mozilla based applications and ASP.NET.
- It seems that kernel panic is the oldest screen of death: Dennis Ritchie is its creator.
- Sad Mac is a screen of death of older Apple Macintosh computers.
- Bomb is a screen of death of a “classic” Macintosh operating system.
- Row of bombs is used on Atari TOS based systems.
- Guru Meditation is famous Commodore Amiga‘s screen of death.