Kernel Panic with internal drive & OSX DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chandabong, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. chandabong macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2009
    I'm getting a 100% repeatable Kernel panic when I try and boot into snow leopard from both my internal drive AND from the Snow Leopard install DVD... this type:

    "you need to restart your computer. hold down the power button until it turns off, then press the power button again."

    However I can boot into windows via bootcamp absolutely fine and I also just ran a windows 'Memtest' boot disk fine (DVD), so there are apparently no problems with my RAM or Optical drive.

    If I boot the MacBook Pro in target mode I can see my Mac partition and copy from it successfully via firewire, so I'm not afraid about losing data... but how in the hell am I going to reinstall Snow Leopard if I can't boot the install DVD?

    It's a MacBook Pro 17" purchased in September 2007. Model A1229.
    2.4GHz Core 2 Duo. 2GB RAM. OSX v10.6.2
  2. chandabong thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2009
    PRAM reset fixed this.
    I'd never heard of that reset previously.

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