Powermac G4 will not login - kernel panic?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by uramoose, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 19, 2009
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    I just acquired a powermac g4 quicksilver from a friend..he installed leopard os x on it, but said that he has been getting an error message when the login screen comes on - You need to restart your computer...

    So I decided to try it and still same thing.

    I'm not that familiar with macs and error messages...does anyone know what the cause of this is?

    I tried to reinstall Leopard and it won't even boot up from the DVD.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Jan 29, 2009
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    im not sure whats causing it, but you should run tiger on your powermac. I currently use a dual 800 quicksilver with 1.5gb ram on tiger, and it works extremely well. I think leopard will work okay, but on older macs, tiger works like a charm. Sorry for not answering your question, but I just thought I should share my opinion with you.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 19, 2009
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    yeah i agree - i just wish i had a copy. he gave me a retail leopard disk...errr the aggravation.
     

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