iBook G4 - Wont boot Leopard?

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  1. user1690 macrumors regular

    user1690

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    Hey guys,

    So i got a 1GB RAM module for my newly acquired iBook and i wanted to go ahead and install Leopard, so i popped in the disk and booted but it kernel panic'd. This time i booted the disk again but in verbose boot, and the panic seems to be a bootcache error? I may be wrong but heres the first few lines of the panic:

    Bootcache: Cache size (135397376 bytes) to large for physical memory (268435456 Bytes)

    Unresolved Kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300.....

    The boot cache thing seems to have me thinking its the RAM? Perhaps the 1GB Module isnt working and as a result the system still thinks there's just the built in ram? (hence the "too large for....")

    Any information is appreciated :)

    Note:
    This is an iBook G4 with a 1.2GHz PowerPC G4 Processor.
     
  2. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    -what ver of osx is on there now,and does it reg the 1 gig ram?

    -leopard ver not grey disks?
     
  3. user1690 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Leopard is the retail disk, and silly me wiped the hard disk on the iBook using the tiger restore disks which had Disk Utility.
     

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