HELP!!! Kernel Panic

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  1. maclovin' macrumors regular

    maclovin'

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    My sister bought herself a used eMac yesterday which had Panther installed. Today I was trying to install Tiger on it for her with a set of restore disks for the iMac we bought last year. I have come to find out that that wasn't such a good idea...but I didn't know at the time. So now the mac will boot up to the restore disk that is in the drive, and each time it kernel panics. I tried to hold option to chose the startup disk, and I can get to that screen, but i get the little stop watch cursor, and it won't let me select the HDD. I can't even eject the DVD drive. I am in a huge pickle right now, and I will feel horrible if I have broken her computer. Please help!!!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Well, you can't use the restore discs from one type of Mac on another. Apple lock it against that. And it's against the EULA. You better hope Apple don't sue you :p

    To get the DVD back turn on the machine holding down the mouse button. That should eject the DVD.
     
  3. maclovin' thread starter macrumors regular

    maclovin'

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    Thank you soooooooooo much. That did it. I owe you big time. Seriously. You are my hero.
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    Not to mention, the iMac you bought last year is an Intel machine and the eMac is PowerPC.
     

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