imac i5 cannot boot, hd formated cant access disk utility

Discussion in 'iMac' started by malimrav, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. malimrav macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2011
    Hi guys,

    this is my first post and also its gonna be a please help me post :)

    I bought a i5 from a friend, everything worked fine, now we formated the HD and then wanted to do a fresh install. The problem is I cannot acces NOTHING! when I put the leopard osx dvd it starts loading the cd and I get the message panic (cpu 0 caller blablabla)...

    kind like this one....

    and in the middle of the screen I see this....

    when i start without a osx dvd I just get a blue folder with a questionmark flashing.

    he does not have the dvd that came with imac, I tried it with several osx versions, 10.6.3 , 10.6.4 , 10.6.7

    The imac is just a couple of months old and I dont know what to to.
    he tells me I need to get the dvd that came with the imac, he thinks its the 10.6.6 and has something to to with the drivers.

    My problem is I cannot boot from any osx dvd and do a repair disk/ format disk.

    can anyone help me please? If you guys need more info please let me know.

    Thank you.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Are you using a retail osx disk?

    The grey disks are machine specific and will only work on the type of machine they ship with.
  3. malimrav thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2011
    Yeah, I tried the snow leopard grey and the leopard pink disc.

    Is it a possibility to get a recovery disc from someone else with the same specs?


  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Either order them from Apple $15 or get the generic Snow Leopard DVD $30

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