Kernel panic when booting from any CD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ercw, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. ercw macrumors regular

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    May 4, 2006
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    Mac G5 ppc OSX10.4.11

    Starting up from any boot disk will give me a kernel panic forcing me to hard restart.

    Background:

    After many freezes I ran disk utility and I get:

    Checking Catalog file.
    Invalid index key
    The volume Macintosh HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit


    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair


    So I use my wife's Imac startup disk to boot it in order to repair but I get the dreadfull death screen (I know how to press the C)
    I'm thinking maybe it's because her disk if for her Intel proc so I go and buy a copy of disk warrior 4, and same problem.
     
  2. inkswamp macrumors 68030

    inkswamp

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    #2
    Are you running the disk repair from the disk utility app or are you running it from the command line in single-user mode? I've had some serious disk problems that couldn't be fixed from the disk utility app that were fixable from the command line.

    This is Apple's support page about how to go through the troubleshooting steps. Give this a go:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417
     

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