10.3.2 Kernel panic on bootup

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Disko, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    Long time reader first time poster. I just updated my Rev A 17" Powerbook w/1gig apple RAM to 10.3.2.

    This was right after the battery update which also came out thismorning. Anyway, i restarted, and ... kernel panic. :(

    I can't my powerbook to boot at all now.

    I tried ringing apple support, and they said it'd cost me $49 just to talk to them...

    Can anyone offer some help?
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

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    Use your Panther or Jaguar installation CD-ROM to boot. Repair disk and repair permissions and try again.
     
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    Dumb question

    Have you tried using your panther or jaguar CD-ROM or DVD to boot?

    (edit: Sorry, just saw a post appeared before mine)
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    that's the trouble... i'm at work, and my disks are at home. Oh well, it looks like i've got to sit here twiddling my thumbs until 5pm...
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Remove the RAM you installed

    Sometimes it's better to do one thing at a time and wait to see if there is any problems before making another change.

    Then you can isolate the problem.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    ok. i'll try that. :)

    edit:... when i can find a screwdriver that fits the screws. :rolleyes:
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    The ram wasn't the problem... i guess i'll never know what that problem was. I fixed it by erasing my HD and reinstalling panther. :(
     

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