kernal panic

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jozina, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. jozina macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2006
    I have an iMac G4 running OSX 10.3.4. Woke up and unable to get past screen telling me panic cpu 0 Unable to find driver for this platform: "Power-Mac6.1" with a lot of numbers and ends with the line panic: We are hanging here....
    I have booted from the system cd and performed disk repair and restarted many times with the same result. I do not want to do a clean install until I can backup some important sutff. Help I have never haad problems with any Macs.
  2. fluidinclusion macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2003
    Green Bay, Wisconsin USA
    If you have access to another mac,

    You should at least back up your data. I've been able to use Target firewire mode on 1 computer where the hard drive was failing, when the computer wouldn't boot from the drive. We were able to back up all the data before replacing the drive. I don't know what the problem you're having is, but I'd at least do my best to back up the data. You could also try booting from an external drive that has OS X on it, if you have one. Then you could copy the data to the same drive.

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