Ouch, Panther installation woes...

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  1. jvaska macrumors 6502

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    Haiti/NYC
    #1
    My G4/400/AGP just will not install OSX.

    When I try to use the Panther disk I can't even get to the installer - I just get a grey screen...

    I CAN install OS 10.1.3 but after it installs I can't get it to launch - I end up at a grey screen.

    I've done a clean install...

    I've checked RAM...I've done the firmware upgrade...

    Well, using control/option/shift/delete has got me booted into 10.1.3 but I still can't get 10.3.3 to boot. Ack...

    Any help out there?
     
  2. jvaska thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Haiti/NYC
    #2
    Well, now I can't do anything...

    Booting into Safe Mode (shift after opening sound) gives me a kernel panic. Holding down control/option/shift/delete gives me the same kernel panic.

    Here are some details from the panic:

    panic(cpu 0): Unable to find driver for this platform: "PowerMac3,1".

    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x0008389C 0x0008389C 0x0001ED8C (more this stuff stuff...)
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x00495599)
    PC=0x0000000; etc, etc... (Unknown)

    Kernel Version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.2.0:
    Thu Dec 11 16:20:23 PST 2003; root:xnu/xnu-517.3.7.0bj~1/REALEASE_PPC


    No debugger configured - dumping debug information
    MSR=00001030
    // same as above...
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x0008389C 0x0008389C 0x0001ED8C (more this stuff stuff...)
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x00495599)
    PC=0x0000000; etc, etc... (Unknown)

    Kernel Version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.2.0:
    Thu Dec 11 16:20:23 PST 2003; root:xnu/xnu-517.3.7.0bj~1/REALEASE_PPC


    panic: We are hanging here...

    ...! I think I'm in way over my head but hope that something might make sense to somebody...v
     
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    #3
    Well you know what they say about black cats...

    That bunch of coding up there looks pretty technical, so you might want to mosey on over to thetechpub and post about your installation woes (in detail -- computer, RAM, OS, cause/effect) over there for assistance if the advice you get here doesn't help you out.
     
  4. msbsound macrumors regular

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    Charlotte, NC
    #4
    I went through the same thing

    Sorry, not an answer to your problem, but I also tried upgrading an office machine(G4 400/AGP) and I got the same thing. I actually had to give up and reinstall OS9 after a couple days of trying EVERYTHING. There was a thread of about 15 to 20 people trying to help me on macrumors, and nothing worked.


    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=56241

    That should link to our discussion and everything we tried.

    I hope you have better luck!
     

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