Kernel panic when safely removing an External USB Drive

Had an experience today! When selecting the “Safely Remove” menu option to unmount an external USB Drive and then removing the USB cable connecting to the drive from the computer, the system gave a ‘Kernel Panic’ error and froze.

Found that the problem was due to the partition type on the external hard disk being Linux, and the formatting begin FAT. Learnt that you should always ensure that the partition type and the format you use on your external hard drive are consistent. Inconsistency will lead to ‘kernel panic’ error.