PowerBook G4 Booting Through Darwin Kernel

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  1. Sawtooth811 macrumors 6502

    Sawtooth811

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    Hello. I have a 15-inch PowerBook G4 1.67GHz I recently fixed up and restored for my cousin to buy from me. It is the second to last model before Apple went on to the Intel MBP models.

    Whenever it boots in OS X on the hard drive or an OS X reinstallation disc, the usual gray Apple logo shows up for maybe 1 to 2 seconds, then the black Darwin Kernel screen appears and shows a list of what is going on while it's booting up. THen, after maybe 30 seconds, it returns to normal; meaning it goes straight to the blue screen and then the login window appears like it should.

    Darwin looks fascinating and quite familiar to a Mac geek like myself, but frightening as all hell to the inexperienced, and I witnessed their fear.

    How do I hide Darwin?
     
  2. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Go to Terminal, type this in
    Code:
    nvram -p
    Report back what you get.
     
  3. Sawtooth811 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sawtooth811

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    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, it didn't work, but in Terminal, a bunch of text (probably a report of what Darwin showed during the boot) appeared in terminal after hitting enter.

    Any other ways? Thanks again for the reply!
     
  4. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    I should have been clearer: paste here what you get in terminal after running that command.

    Or try,
    Code:
    sudo nvram boot-args=
    If you just want to clear boot arguments and see if that fixes it.
     
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