iBook won't boot anymore.. =(

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by duelingdragons, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    #1
    I get a message saying "You must restart your computer." (hold down the power key, blah blah).

    I've researched a little bit, and apparently its indicative of a kernel panic.

    I cannot get it to go past this point. HELP ME (please, I'm stressing out over here!!). It's not booting from CD either.... what's going on?

    (This happened for the first time after I installed the latest updates [for 10.4])
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!
     
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    yellow

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    #2
    Have you put in 3rd party RAM? At what point does it kernel panic? And just to be sure, you've tried to restart and boot from the installer DVD and it kernel panics again?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No RAM or anything has been changed, its all OEM.
    And it happens like this...

    I get the Apple logo, the sound, the pinwheel, then it goes to a black screen and then I get the (presumably kernel panic) message.

    And ya, I've tried booting directly from the installer DVD...
     
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    noodle654

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    My first guess is a hard drive issue. I remember a few days ago a guy had the exact same problem with his iBook at startup. You can't boot through your CD? Are you holding down "C" when you boot? Try that and tell me how it goes.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I managed to boot into single user mode, and ran FSCK /yf.

    It fixed it!!! :D:D:D
     
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    yellow

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    #6

    I think you meant:

    fsck -fy


    Just in case someone else reads this.. your command won't work.
     

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