Resolved Kernal Panic on trying to re-install OS

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  1. Mong2k, Apr 23, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014

    Mong2k macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2008
    I hope someone can help with this strange issue l'm having with my Mac Pro (1,1) with Snow Leopard installed.

    The Mac boots up fine but l want to wipe the hard drive and reinstall the OS. I have both the original install discs and a Leopard install disc.

    The problem is that when l put in either of those discs and then restart the Mac to install the OS l get the a grey screen asking me to restart the Mac with the following kernal panic information displayed:

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x003A92A1): Unable to find driver for this platform: "ACPI".

    I have made a bootable USB stick but when l choose to use this the same problem happens. Annoyingly l can't get anywhere near the install process so l can't do anything like installing the OS on a different partition for example.

    I have spent a long time searching round the net to find a solution but nothing seems to work.

    Does anyone have any idea why this would be happening and a possible solution?

    Here is a dump from the .panic file, contains the Mac spec at the bottom:

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 6055 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 2
    Anonymous UUID: BA0B12DF-1D6D-45B1-BCF9-D621544D04AF

    Tue Apr 22 17:43:00 2014
    panic(cpu 3 caller 0x001A7BED): Kernel trap at 0x3e6df373, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x00000018, CR3: 0x00dfb000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x03f47804
    CR2: 0x00000018, EBP: 0x2e627bc8, ESI: 0x040cb400, EDI: 0x040cb400
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x3e6df373, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x04b30010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x2e6279d8 : 0x12b0e1 (0x455670 0x2e627a0c 0x133238 0x0)
    0x2e627a28 : 0x1a7bed (0x45ea20 0x3e6df373 0xe 0x45e1d4)
    0x2e627b08 : 0x19e517 (0x2e627b20 0x42eca80 0x2e627bc8 0x3e6df373)
    0x2e627b18 : 0x3e6df373 (0xe 0x48 0x10 0x10)
    0x2e627bc8 : 0x3e6ce540 (0x0 0x42eca80 0x40cb400 0x1)
    0x2e627c08 : 0x2e8a6139 (0x40cb400 0x1 0x0 0x13)
    0x2e627c68 : 0x2e89f940 (0x40cb400 0x2407 0x2e627d2c 0x40cb400)
    0x2e627c98 : 0x40c503 (0x40cb400 0x4716a68 0x4716a68 0x0)
    0x2e627ce8 : 0x43753b (0x40cb400 0x4716a68 0x4716a68 0x0)
    0x2e627d48 : 0x18c8aa (0x40cb400 0x4716a68 0x0 0x0)
    0x2e627db8 : 0x12d165 (0x3fab478 0x44a8a90 0x2e627df8 0x11ee04)
    0x2e627df8 : 0x126247 (0x3fab400 0x3d7f4d8 0x4504348 0x0)
    0x2e627f08 : 0x196afc (0x2e627f44 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x2e627fc8 : 0x19eb34 (0x455a2e0 0x0 0x1a10b5 0x464b2e8)
    No mapping exists for frame pointer
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xbffff378
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):>0x3e8f7fff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.1.0: Wed Oct 31 17:46:22 PDT 2007; root:xnu-1228.0.2~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)
    System Profile:
    Model: MacPro1,1, BootROM MP11.005C.B08, 4 processors, Dual-Core Intel Xeon, 2.66 GHz, 2 GB, SMC 1.7f10
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, PCIe, 512 MB
    Memory Module: global_name
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x87), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 2.4.5f3, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Built-in Ethernet 2, Ethernet, en1
    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en2
    PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-1
    Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HDS725050KLA360, 465.76 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: SONY DVD RW DW-D150A
    USB Device: Hub, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x9131, 0xfd400000 / 2
    USB Device: Miscellaneous Device, 0x046d (Logitech Inc.), 0x09a4, 0xfd410000 / 5
    USB Device: Composite Device, 0x04d9 (Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.), 0x1133, 0xfd430000 / 4
    USB Device: Apple Cinema HD Display, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x9223, 0xfd420000 / 3
    USB Device: Dell USB Keyboard, 0x413c (Dell Inc.), 0x2105, 0x3d100000 / 2
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8206, 0x5d200000 / 2
    FireWire Device: built-in_hub, Up to 800 Mb/sec
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    You need a minimum 10.5.2 for 8800GT. 10.5.1 won't work and will KP as it does now.
    If you have original 7300 or X1900, use it for installation then update your OS to 10.5.8.
    Or use higher OS version.
  3. Mong2k thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2008
    Thanks for the reply.

    Oh l see, so that's why the Mac works fine but fails when l try a re-install.

    Since it is currently running on 10.6.8 but the installation disc is 10.5.

    I assume if l manage to find my copy of Snow Leopard then l should be able to do a re-install off that.
  4. Mong2k thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2008
    Just wanted to confirm that 666sheep was correct.

    I have managed to use Snow Leopard to reinstall the OS.

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