trouble installing leopard powerbook g4 kernel panic

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jowima, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. jowima macrumors newbie

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    I have a PowerBook G4, 1.33 GHz, 512MB ram and I am having trouble installing leopard. I have backed up the hard drive and erased it for a clean install. Every time I go to install if freezes at "calculating estimated time remaining" and gives a kernel panic error. I am unable to check the panic log as the hard drive was erased. I have already repaired disk, reset pram etc.

    Any suggestions

    Thanks
     
  2. jsgrabo macrumors regular

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    is your memory new? or has it been in the computer for a while/since you got it? A bad processor or hard drive can do it too. Also, were you coming from os x or os 9?
     
  3. jowima thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am upgrading from mac OS x and the ram is same that came upgraded with with computer 5 years ago.

    Thanks
     

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