Kernel Panic Error During Install/format???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fifthmanstandin, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. fifthmanstandin macrumors member

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    Hi all.
    I'm in possession of a mac pro 2x 2.8ghz intel quad core running leopard. I have a main hardrive and a secondary harddrive. I was attempting to reformat the first hd and reinstall leopard. I pop in the cd as I have with many other systems, click the install startup and reboot, after about 4 minutes of waiting I see the black screen drop and it asks me to restart my comp, presumably a kernel panic error. I've done this with two different hd's to rule out it being an hd problem. I've also procured a friend's copy of leopard and the same problem occurs. The system was acquired from a local business that closed recently and sold off it's stuff which is how I came into possession of the system. It has no 3d party hardware that I can see. I find myself wondering if it is a problem with the motherboard and since the system used to be for business purposes perhaps there is some sort of block or lockout on the mobo that's preventing an installation. Any help would be much appreciated.

    You can find my other posting on another forum here : http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...tml#post871660 and maybe you guys can pickup on something they haven't.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. fifthmanstandin thread starter macrumors member

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    I've reset the PRAM.

    And what bearing does re-seating the ram have if it only does it during a reinstall of the OS? If you read my post on the other forum, I've swapped out two hd's and tried an install on both with two different os x install discs (two legit identical copies) to rule out the discs and the hd's being the issue. Both discs and both hd's still create a kernel panic error after reading the cd's for a good 5 minutes.

    Tried updating the firmware for apple's download pages and the .pkg ran the install and threw me a pop up saying 'this mac does not need a firmware update' so that rules out firmware.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you are trouble shooting, you would want to eliminate all possibilities I would think

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  5. fifthmanstandin thread starter macrumors member

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    So I pulled all but 1 stick of ram and reset the card position, booted attempted a reinstall and still no dice. I then shut down, put a new stick in place of the single to rule out that one being the bad one, restarted, attempted a reinstall and still get a kernel panic error.
     

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