Error on startup in panther

Discussion in 'macOS' started by penfold, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. penfold macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2006
    hi there. i'm new to the forum, and relatively new to mac's so apologies if my problems are very simple!!! i have an ibook running panther, it was reinstalled from scratch about a week ago (booted off install cd and erased the HDD, then installed os). now it is starting up to the apple logo, then it goes to a black screen with "-sh-2.05b#" written on it, thats all!

    anyone got any ideas what i should do?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Does it start up from the Panther CD normally? Perhaps look into doing an Archive And Install, or even a full reformat and reinstall. I have no idea why it's not starting up normally, especially considering you did a clean install so recently. My only thoughts are that maybe something corrupted during that last install... :eek:
  3. penfold thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2006
    thanks a million for getting back to me.

    ran disk warrior and it rebuilt the directory, then it started up with a flashing "?"

    did a clean install again. not sure what happened but hopefully it'll be ok now.

    thanks again for your response.

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