"You must restart your computer" 4 Diff languages on startup mac mini PPC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by overclocked, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. overclocked macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009

    I have a mac mini PPC, when I startup I get a "you must restart your computer" in 4 different languages. From what I've read this is a kernal error. It wont allow me to boot from cd (holding "C" or "option-C") when I do single user mode (command-S) or the other mode (command-V) I get a bunch of white text, then a cursor at the bottom, however the cursor is not flashing and I cannot type, nothing happens. I booted to the firmware (command-Option-O-F) and reset-nvram and reset-all. This didn't help.

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    That is a kernel panic. Restart in verbose mode and see where the text stops. I'm willing to say some RAM went bad (it's happened to me before).
  3. overclocked thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    What exactly am I looking for, I didnt see anything related to ram...
    last line of text says
    "system model name: PowerPC 10,1"

    a few lines above that it says "Kernal version"....
    above that is
    "Mac OS:
    not yet set"

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