"unable to find driver for this platform...."

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zildjansg, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. zildjansg macrumors 6502

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    I was re installing my powerbook G4 1.25 back to OS X Tiger
    from Leopard,inserted the installer dvd and restarted but this came out
    on the screen:
    "panic(cpu 0 caller 0x002E54BC): unable to find driver for this platform: Powerbook5,2" ...

    later ill post a an image of the screen.

    any ideas/help what is this one?

    thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Are you using the original gray restore DVD(s) that came with the PowerBook or a retail version of Tiger?
     
  3. zildjansg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its the grey one (installer DVD for mac computers)but not the original dvd that came with the powerbook.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Yep, then that is the problem. Those gray restore DVDs are machine specific, so you can only use them with the machine they came with or the same machine model. So no restore DVD from a PowerBook 1,1 can be used with a PowerBook 2,1 or even 1,1, and any other Mac.

    Either get the original DVDs via Apple as a replacement or buy a retail version of Tiger or Leopard.
     
  5. zildjansg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you for the reply.how can i eject the installer inside?will i go to apple cemter to let it install the Tiger?
     
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    Either restart the Mac and press the EJECT button on the top right or press and hold the mouse button after a restart or see one of these methods:

    Force Eject a Stuck CD or DVD

    I don't know if an Apple Center (do you mean store?) will just install the OS for you, but maybe they can give you replacement DVDs for 15 to 30USD. Maybe call them first.

    www.apple.com/contact
     
  7. zildjansg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep the apple center,i doubt they have service centers.I'll try to call them also.
    btw,thanks for the help.I'm kinda in a panic state since
    im quite noob.I will surely try the method you provided.
     

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