cannot boot from the CD!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ercw, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. ercw macrumors regular

    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:
  2. cjmillsnun 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
  3. ercw thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006

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