Update 2009-001 Messed my G3 imac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by imaco, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. imaco macrumors newbie

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    The updater came up and the update was unsuccessful. It was still running. Turn off the computer. It would not boot up. The progress spinning wheel just stops, and no HD activity (by that I mean sound).

    I tried holding X it would not work.
    I tried safe boot (shift) it would not do it. The firs few times, it would show me a kernel panic, the we are still hanging there type. But the last trials it hasn't gone to panic.
    I tried osx dvd it would not run it.
    I have a partition and in it I have os9.2. I have run it and it boots up, but eventually freezes.
    I have done Target mode and erased all these files that way:

    com.apple.kernelcaches (a folder in /System/Library/Caches)
    Extensions.kextcache (a file in /System/Library)
    Extensions.mkext (a file in /System/Library/)
    com.apple.ATS (a folder in /Library/Caches/)
    com.apple.loginwindow.plist (a file in /Library/Preferences/)
    Files that start with com.apple.LaunchServices (in /Library/Caches)

    I also run disk utility in target mode. The HD seems to be fine.

    I have come to think that the update corrupted the firmware: is it possible?

    What should I try now?:apple:
     
  2. madog macrumors 65816

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    What's more likely is that the update corrupted your system in some way. Generally I believe that it's caused by some file being corrupted or having incorrect file permissions in your system already, and the update ends up screwing it up as it runs into some unexpected problem during installation as this generally doesn't happen to clean installs of an OS being updated.

    What you'll most likely have to do is boot up from a system disk and perform an Archive and Install WHILE Preserving User Data and Settings.

    This renames and sets aside your old system folder and then installs a fresh new one, and if you have the preserve user data setting checked, it will also do just that.

    This is the easiest method next to wiping your drive and performing a fresh install from scratch which is ultimately the best method if you have a recent backup of your personal data on another drive.
     
  3. imaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    already did that...

    already tried to reinstall os X. It wont let me.

    I tried to do it from os 9.2. with the install disk, the first screen with the big x shows and the restart option on the lower right. At restart it will do the same: the apple then spinning progress stops.
     
  4. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Boot from the OSX disc by holding C at boot. Run Disk Utility first in Repair mode. That might be all you need to do.

    If that doesn't get you able to boot or at least re-install, then you will need to backup what you need from the drive and format/erase it before re-installing.
     
  5. imaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will i need to repartition?

    Well I have the HD with two partitions one os X, and the other os 9.2. I want to keep partition 2 (the one with os 9.2). Could I just errase the one with os X? Could I do it running os 9.2?

    There is a chance i could get a Hardware test from a PPC Mac Book Pro. Will it be recommended?
     
  6. imaco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that...

    I also started holding C and reset the memory, holding x as well as with v. When I did it with V that produced this:

    standard timeslicing quantum is 1000 us
    vm_page_bootstrap: 188402 free pages
    mig_table_max_displ = 70
    Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991 1993
    The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

    using 1966 buffer headers and 1966 cluster IO buffer headers
    Extension "com.apple.AppleOnBoardDisplay" has no kernel dependency.
    ROM ndrv for ATY,Rage128k is too old (0xb3f9af76)
    Extension "com.apple.AppleBurgundyAudio" has no kernel dependency.
    Extension "com.apple.Apple02Audio" has no kernel dependency.
    Extension "com.apple.Apple02DBDMAAudio" has no kernel dependency.
    Extension "com.apple.Apple02DBDMAAudio" has no kernel dependency.
    Extension "com.apple.AppleScreamerAudio" has no kernel dependency.
    Extension "com.apple.Apple02Audio" has no kernel dependency.
    Extension "com.apple.Apple02DBDMAAudio" has no kernel dependency.
    Extension "com.apple.Apple02DBDMAAudio" has no kernel dependency.
    FireWire (OHCI) TI ID 8019 built-in now active, GUID 000a27ff fe83532a; max speed s400.
    Extension "com.apple.KeyLargoATA" has no kernel dependency.
    Security auditing present
    BSM auditing present
    disabled
    rooting via boot-uuid from /chosen: 8ABB5AFF-FC7A-310A-9BFE-8A263F654560
    Wainting on <dict ID"0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>

    also got a kernel panic when I started from a install cd of os X.

    this is it:

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x002E5668): Unable to find driver for this platform: "PowerMac2,1".

    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x0009A4A4 0X0009AE60 0X002BE880 0X002BF9D8 0X002C1854 0X002C0968
    0X000AE4F4
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x0100CA00)
    PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)

    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version.....................................oj~1/RELEASE_PPC

    No debuggerconfigured - dumping debug information
    MSR=00001030
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x00009A4A4 0x0009B058 0x00027E48 0x002E5668 0x002BE880 0x002BF9D8 0x002C1854 0x002C0968
    0x000AE4F4
    Proceeding back via exeption chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x0100CA00)
    PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.2: Thu Sep 28 20:46:58 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.14.14.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC
    panic: We are hanging here...
     

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