loading install Severe Trouble.. help!!!

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  1. MacBookLover macrumors newbie

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    I put the cd it it loads then a screen comes up: errors galore

    Panic: unable to find driver for this platform "powerbook3,3


    Kernel version: darwin kernel version
    no debugger configured

    panic: we are hanging here...........


    check out the pictures.. what do I do?
     

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  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    What version of OS X are you trying to install? Is it from a retail disc or a recovery disc?

    What kind of Mac are you trying to install on?
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What kind of discs are you using? Did the come with the Mac that you're trying to install OS X on?

    It looks like you're using the installer discs of another Mac. Their designed to only work on its originating model.
     
  4. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    Did the install CD you're using come with your mac? (Which model is the mac?)

    Any Installation Discs that come with Apple computers will only work with that exact model computer (i.e. you can't use a Powerbook installation disc on a Macbook pro, and visa versa).
     
  5. MacBookLover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    crap.. it's my friends. it says macbook pro :-/ so i take it its not going to work eh?


    I just don't want to spend 250$ on Tiger when Im not even sure if this laptop is worth it...
     
  6. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    No it won't work pal, sorry.

    The good news is that the computer's ability to display that error tells you the logic-board is good. Even better news: you can buy the latest version of OS X (Leopard) for only $129. You can get Tiger for even less in some local computer shops and on eBay.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You look like a candidate for Tiger on a PowerBook 3,3. You can probably get it for $30-50 at worst.
     

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  8. MacBookLover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was told at the apple store I can't run OS X (Leopard) with my laptop. It's the 500mhz one..... and apparently you need 800mhz or higher...
     
  9. one1 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah you're boned. Get Tiger from ebay.

    I have retail versions of 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5 here from all the mac's I've owned and it's worth building a library of software since you never know what you're buying next.
     

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