cannot boot from the CD!

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  1. ercw macrumors regular

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    Mac G5 ppc OSX10.4.11

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

    Background:

    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:
     
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Aug 28, 2009
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    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
     
  3. ercw thread starter macrumors regular

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