Help! kernal panic always and can't install OS X iMac early 2008

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  1. osasa, May 20, 2015
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    osasa macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I bought an iMac early 2008 Intel from ebay that did't come with OS dvd and the HD was completely wiped.

    I took a backup from a friends mac snow leopard 10.6 on a flash memory but installation always stuck in 27 minutes then goes back to 28 and 29 minutes then I get installation error log or gray sceen asking me to reset the computer. I tried several backups ( Lion, Mountain, Yosemite ) none succeeded.


    This the error I get

    part 1


    I tried HD zero security wipe, repartition, replace DDR2 memory, reset PRam, but the same thing

    Please, help me
    :(
     
  2. osasa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    last part of log

     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Am I to understand you correctly, that you have a copy of the Mountain Lion installer (10.8.x) ??

    If so, a suggestion.

    Go back to your friends place, where his Mac is.

    Use the installer to create a bootable copy of the OS on either a USB flash drive or (better) an external hard drive.

    Test the installation on HIS Mac.

    Next, take the "known bootable" drive or flashdrive to YOUR iMac, and try booting from it.

    What happens?
     
  4. osasa, May 20, 2015
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    osasa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have as dmg file

    I will try and see. Even though I tried before but using TransMac on PC and didn't worked.

    I will try on real Mac this time
     
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    What kind of boot device (and on what media) did you create?
     
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