Kernel Panic!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Haxy, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Haxy macrumors newbie

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    Me and my sister need a bit of help. We have an iBook G4 and we were trying to install Xandros Linux as we had no other installation CD lying around. We didn't get the repair CD with it as it was received from a friend.

    It was having trouble beforehand as well, wasn't loading things properly, was slowing down, couldn't even run Firefox without freezing half of the time.
    We haven't done anything with the actual hardware other than inserting that CD. It started the error, so it seems. It's the usual Kernel Panic: "panic: We are hanging here..."

    We can't seem to type anything in single-user mode, thus preventing us from using any commands to repair things.
    We've tried to zap the PRAM as well, let it chime variable numbers of times.
    We've tried simply restarting, keep getting the "You need to restart your computer" message.
    Safeboot doesn't work, it doesn't even load. Gave the same message.
    We don't have another Mac so we can't attempt the Firewire solution.
    Doesn't seem to be able to boot from anything either.

    Don't really want to send this thing to Apple, but if it's needed we might just do it. Any other last resort solutions?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
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    Sounds like you may have a hardware problem. I suspect bad RAM might be the cause. Look here for your iBook model, to find the correct replacement RAM for it. If you happen to have this type of RAM around, install it in the iBook instead of what's in there, and see if the kernel panics stop.
     

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