G4 MacMini Kernel Panic

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  1. MacGuy88 macrumors member

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    Okay so I was installing a Sytem Update and I had to reboot. I got a black screen with white text telling me a bunch of stuff that makes no sense to me.
    I'm assuming this is the result of a kernal panic? No idea.

    Anyways, it essentially gives me three options:
    /sbin/fsck -fy
    /sbin/mount -uw/
    sh /etc/rc
     
  2. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you interrupt the software update? Boot into single-user mode and do FSCK.
     
  3. MacGuy88 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know where my reply went... but I'll say it again... (?)

    When I try the /sbin/fsck -fy it says my harddrive check out.

    Edit: When i do the /sh /etc/rc I get to the blue startup screen but thats it.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, what happens if you type reboot once you've run fsck? :)
     
  5. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    Then after FSCK, put in Mac OS X DVD, restart and press c. Click Disc Utility and press Repair Disc and then restart. Also reset the PRAM.
     
  6. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Why? It does _exactly_ the same thing.f
     
  7. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    There is always a possibility that one thing could make a big difference.
    For example: I was playing Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion and I had an army of pikemen and I lost every time against my opponent (in Map Editor) but when I added a camel soldier (just one), I beat my oppenent every time and they lost every time after that.
     
  8. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    How does AoE2 relate to a kernel panic? :confused:
     
  9. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think I've ever read the forums and literally said "WTF?" out loud at the screen after reading a post.

    To OP: If you have another Mac with FireWire around, you should try a Target Disk mode startup on the other one, and have the other one install the latest system update on the HD for it, and see if that will help.
     

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