cannot boot from the CD!


macrumors regular
Original poster
May 4, 2006
Mac G5 ppc OSX10.4.11

Starting up from any boot disk will give me a kernel panic forcing me to hard restart.


After many freezes I ran disk utility and I get:

Checking Catalog file.
Invalid index key
The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

1 HFS volume checked
Volume needs repair

So I use my wife's Imac startup disk to boot it in order to repair but I get the dreadfull death screen (I know how to press the C)
I'm thinking maybe it's because her disk if for her Intel proc so I go and buy a copy of disk warrior 4, and same problem. :mad:


macrumors 68020
Aug 28, 2009
Dunno if this will work for you.

Hold down Apple + S when you hear the startup chime, and you should boot into a command prompt.

when you get the command prompt, type in fsck -f and press return.

when this has completed, type in exit and press return. This should boot you back into the GUI
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