What did I do wrong?!

nocturnal dark

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 28, 2007
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Northern Ohio Valley
Ok, I finally got a Firewire cable today. So I hooked up to both Macs
to do the Migrate assiant thing.

Well, first of all I went through it and I don't have any of my old
music from my old Mac, second now my old Mac has a grey screen saying,

YOU NEED TO RESTART YOUR COMPUTER. HOLD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON FOR
SEVERAL SECONDS OR PRESS THE RESTART BUTTON.

Then below that it's the samething in different languages. Also
there's a power up swirling icon thing.

Did I screw up my old Mac? And lose everything??!! My new Mac seems to be ok.


:confused::confused:
 

Aea

macrumors 6502a
May 23, 2007
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Denver, Colorado
Calm down, it's just a Kernal Panic. I've never done it, but I'm sure if you read the instructions and restart you'll avoid the problem again :)
 

nocturnal dark

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 28, 2007
34
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Northern Ohio Valley
Ok, I tried it again. This time I got my music and photos in my new Mac.

But, my old Mac still says the same thing I said above?!:eek::confused::(


Is there somewhere I can access the restart if I hook it up to my new Mac with the Firewire? What should I look for?


Thanks,
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
C key while restarting is only going to help if you have the OSX CD in the optical drive...

First, unhook the Firewire and all peripherals except monitor mouse and kbd
Put the OSX CD/DVD in - the one that came with that machine, not the one from the new machine.
If you can't get the optical drive tray to open, then hold the mouse button down through a startup
Than start with the C key
Does it boot?
Go to the Installer or Utility menu, choose Disk utility, do a Repair Disk on the hard drive.
Did that complete?
Restart the machine
Does it work?
If not, you could troubleshoot more on what is b0rked with the OS X on the hard drive, or you could do an Archive and Install of OSX