Unable to find driver

angelneo

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AArrghhh.... I have a major presentation tomorrow and I need to allow my smartphone to connect to my mac. so I purchased and installed PocketMac 3.0 smartphone edition. After installation, it recommended that I reboot. but once I did that, it FROZE on startup with a freakin kernel panic and a <unable to find driver for this platform: "PowerBook5,4"> Arrggghhh... of all nights, it had to be today just hours before my freakin presentation to my investors!!...
 

LeeTom

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Try booting up while holding down the SHIFT key. This should disable non-essential kernel extensions, and allow you to remove the bad stuff the program installed.

Lee Tom
 
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angelneo

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I tried that, the kernel panic still comes up.... Now I am using the disk utility from the recovery disk.... hope... there still hope

EDIT: disk utility has failed me....
 
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LeeTom

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i don't know how good you are with the command line, but you can boot holding Command-V, which will put it in verbose mode, and should show you where the kernel panic is happening.
then you can boot holding Command-S and go into single-user mode and delete the file.
possibly.

Lee Tom
 
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angelneo

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I tried verbose, the kernel panic pops up immediately on boot up.. It doesn't even show all the usual command for loading..

I am at my wits end.... I think I will try to do an archive and re-install of the system...It's 3 AM on my time, hopefully I can make it.

EDIT: BTW thanks for the help, Lee Tom
 
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angelneo

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Word of caution, do not install PocketMac lite together WITH PocketMac 3.0 Smartphone edition. It raises hell for me.
 
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boom

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I had the EXACT thing happen to me

I had it happen to me, buty I do not have the panther install disk with me to boot from. I do not want to reset the whole thing. I have os 9 install, os ten and ten.2 installs just not panther. ARRGH. any ideas on wht to do in the opwn firmware or soemthing?
 
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