PowerMac G5 - Unable to find driver for this platform

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by luffx, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. luffx macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    PowerMac G5 is the latest patch of 10.4.xx

    Macbook was purchased last week.


    My client had a PowerMac G5 connected to a new Macbook in Target Disk Mode. Stuff was transferring, and they ejected the disk, and held in the power button to turn it off. (don't ask).

    Now, whenever you turn the PowerMac on, it instantly kernel panics with a "Unable to find driver for this platform". Reset the SMC by leaving the power cord out, reset the PRAM. Can't get into Single User Mode, goes straight to the panic. I will be working on it on Sunday (today or tomorrow, depending how you look @ it.) I'll boot in with an OSX disk and check the location of the System folder and such. Just want to get your ideas before hand.

    thanks!
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    FUBAR :eek:

    FYI, if they were trying to clone the OS from the MB to the G5, this no workie......the PowerPC & Intel versions of 10.5 are NOT
    interchangeable.....

    OTOH, if they were just transferring files and data OTHER than the OS, then something apparently went terribly wrong

    can you give more details as to exactly what they were trying to do ?
     
  3. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    You obviously intended to only transfer user files (documents, music etc) but you probably ended up transferring the OS aswell. This is a Very Bad Thing™ and won't work due to fundamental differences between the PowerMac and the MacBook. You'll have to use your install disks on the MacBook to reinstall the OS and next time be careful and only transfer user documents!
     
  4. luffx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, perhaps I wasn't very clear in my original post. I just want to specify that the PowerMac is the computer with this error.

    Also, the client was using the 'Migration Assistant' on the Macbook to do this. She was trying to transfer stuff from the PowerMac to the Macbook. Now the PowerMac is fudged.

    (I edited the main message for clarity)

    thanks!
     
  5. luffx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to let all of you know that I figured it out...

    It turns out, target disk mode was used in an opposite manner, the host was the target. So my client mounted the HD of the PowerMac, and started deleting stuff, thinking it was a copy.

    I booted from the Leopard CD, and using Terminal, I was able to find the System & Library folders in the .Trashes location. I moved them to their designated spots and rebooted. Worked fine. We decided to Archive & Install anyways just to update the OS and make certain that everything is good.

    thanks for your help,
    ~Luf.
     

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