Help: Can't boot into new Quad PM :: Kernal Panics

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Xephian, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Xephian macrumors 6502a

    Xephian

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    Well, I've just got my new Quad G5 today and after playing around with OS X, I've decided to format it. After inserting the Tiger DVD and restarting, I can no longer boot into OS X. I just get a kernal panic everytime I boot and when I restart it just does the same thing over and over. Anyone know what's wrong or what I can do to fix this? :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. Xephian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't changed the RAM. It's still the default 2x256MB DDR2 that I had when I first received it.
     
  4. Xephian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... It's actually the DVD that's bad. Problem solved.
     
  5. PowerMike G5 macrumors regular

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    Yes, I had the same problem with my Quad when I was formatting a new HD. It was trying to read and boot off the DVD. Glad you solved the problem.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Weird. You don't see bad system disks very often.
     
  7. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Indeed.. :confused:
    The only time a good working Mac crashes booting from an install DVD is if some piece of crucial hardware is unsupported.
    Remeber the nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra and Panther retail CDs?
     
  8. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Or possibly a bad DVD drive. I've seen them work with some media and not others.

    Oh, and YACIV.

    (Yet Another Clean Install Victim)
     

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