|Jun 1, 2011, 05:52 PM||#1|
Help. Cannot Reinstal OS to iMac
So I did something stupid...
I took an old iMac from 2005ish? out of my mother's storage room at her office to try and give it a new life.
So I take it home, turn it on, and start messing around with it. It's got a lot of old files and stuff that isn't needed, so I start throwing stuff away. After a few minutes it starts running really slow and isn't responding. So I restart it. Then the all-knowing "you effed up" screen pops up. As in...
panic(cpu 0): inable to find driver for this platform "PowerMac8,1".
And a bunch of other crap.
I clearly threw away something important, and now the software needs to be reinstalled. Easy, right?
So I find the disks for Panther. All 3 of them. And I look in the internet on how to do it because I've never tried to reinstall the OS on a computer before.
The first site I looked to said to put the disk in, restart, and hold "D"
I do that. It looks like it's working, it sees the disk, I click it, long story short, it doesn't work.
So I look on a few more pages, and they're all telling me to restart while pressing "C". Okay.
So I do that, it says to wait for an and a rotating gear. The apple comes, but the gear never comes. I looks as if the apple shifts to the right, and gets cut off a little bit, but after that, nothing happens. I try restarting with C a few more times, and the same result. Then I think "hmmm... D started to work before sort of, why not try that again?" So I try it while pushing D, and as it turns on, it makes the most Horrifying noise I've ever heard come from a computer, and then shows the "panic(cpu 0):" screen again. So now Idk wtf to do.
Any suggestions would be lovely.
|Jun 2, 2011, 10:56 AM||#3|
help is on its way
i heard that you should restart it normaly and a screen would pop up asking what you wanted to do with the disk. click boot to disk and that is all.
|Jun 2, 2011, 10:25 PM||#4|
According to EveryMac.com the shipping OS on that iMac is OS X 10.3.5 (Panther), what version are the Panther discs you're using?
13.3" MacBook Pro/i5 2.3GHz/4GB RAM/320GB HD/Super Drive/OS X 10.6.8
17" iMac/G4 1GHz/768MB RAM/80GB HD/Super Drive/OS X 10.4.11
|Jun 6, 2011, 11:32 PM||#5|
I took the computer to the Apple Store, and they said I deleted a system file that was so important, that their disks could not be read by my computer because my computer could not understand them.
So I called Apple Care, and they're sending me the right disk. Turns out it was actually running Tiger.
Thanks for your help though guys.
|Jun 7, 2011, 12:51 AM||#6|
|imac, install, osx, panther, software|
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