Please, need help quickly! (sh-2.05a# error)

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  1. Tygernoot macrumors member

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    #1
    When I boot my iBook it shows the gray apple screen and displays the message "sh-2.05a#" after a few seconds. I'm able to type, but I've no idea what to write! I'm leaving on holiday saturday morning and I really need to have a working laptop by that time! Can someone please help me to boot back into OSX, I'm really desperate here :(.

    Thanks a lot,

    Edward van Rijn.
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    #2
    kernel panic?

    do you have any extra ram in the ibook? if so you should try switching it out, as it may have gone bad.
     
  3. Tygernoot thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I just figured it out. I just did a system restore and everything is back to normal again. Really relieved because not only the kernel paniced, so did I :D.

    Greetings,

    Edward.
     
  4. bokdol macrumors 6502a

    bokdol

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    how did you do the restore? from cd? what about anything you updated?
     
  5. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    That doesn't sound like a kernel panic if you were able to type at a prompt; it was most likely booting into the firmware...thats one place you don't want to be messing around unless you really know what you're doing...its like the BIOS of a pc
     

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