Unable to find driver

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  1. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    AArrghhh.... I have a major presentation tomorrow and I need to allow my smartphone to connect to my mac. so I purchased and installed PocketMac 3.0 smartphone edition. After installation, it recommended that I reboot. but once I did that, it FROZE on startup with a freakin kernel panic and a <unable to find driver for this platform: "PowerBook5,4"> Arrggghhh... of all nights, it had to be today just hours before my freakin presentation to my investors!!...
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Try booting up while holding down the SHIFT key. This should disable non-essential kernel extensions, and allow you to remove the bad stuff the program installed.

    Lee Tom
     
  3. angelneo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried that, the kernel panic still comes up.... Now I am using the disk utility from the recovery disk.... hope... there still hope

    EDIT: disk utility has failed me....
     
  4. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    i don't know how good you are with the command line, but you can boot holding Command-V, which will put it in verbose mode, and should show you where the kernel panic is happening.
    then you can boot holding Command-S and go into single-user mode and delete the file.
    possibly.

    Lee Tom
     
  5. angelneo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried verbose, the kernel panic pops up immediately on boot up.. It doesn't even show all the usual command for loading..

    I am at my wits end.... I think I will try to do an archive and re-install of the system...It's 3 AM on my time, hopefully I can make it.

    EDIT: BTW thanks for the help, Lee Tom
     
  6. angelneo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Word of caution, do not install PocketMac lite together WITH PocketMac 3.0 Smartphone edition. It raises hell for me.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Is the phone still plugged in? Unplug it before restarting after the KP.
     
  8. boom macrumors newbie

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    I had the EXACT thing happen to me

    I had it happen to me, buty I do not have the panther install disk with me to boot from. I do not want to reset the whole thing. I have os 9 install, os ten and ten.2 installs just not panther. ARRGH. any ideas on wht to do in the opwn firmware or soemthing?
     

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