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Why Multiple Kernel "issues" w/G4 iMac/Tiger?

3096 Views 112 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2012 1:01 PM by este.el.paz RSS
  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    If AJ won't work it is very sick. If you are not fully backed up to an external disk do it now. Try safe boot and then try to use Disk Utility to verify/repair disk and permissions. If necessary boot from install disk to repair internal disk.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 9:59 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    seems like it more or less does the same thing?

    AJ does these things with nothing else running, not even an OS, I do not know why, but have seen Onyx have problems on older OSX versions & older HW, but not always!?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 1:25 AM (in response to este.el.paz)

    A high proportion of difficulties with Macs are caused by third party software particularly utilities. Sometimes these may work well in isolation but clash with something else. I have never used Onyx and know little about it but this is not the first time I have come across an Onyx user who has strange ill defined symptoms - it may be no more than coincidence and it may simply indicate a user who uses many third party utilities.

     

    I advise backing up, erasing the disk, do a clean install without importing anything including settings from earlier OSs. Do normal Apple updates but do not install any other software.

     

    Preferably do this with a totally clean disk without anything else on it. If it is duel boot and you don't want to erase a volume then don't use this Mac except to boot Tiger or Leopard.

     

    Do all this with the minimum of peripherals etc connected - ie only connect to internet.

     

    Use it for a while with this limited functionality without importing historic data etc to see if the problem still exists.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 9:41 AM (in response to este.el.paz)

    A flakey FW device could certainly be the cause.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to este.el.paz)

    You could Google firewire+kernel-panic. The following may interest you:

     

    http://www.mactipsandtricks.com/articles/ORmm_appb2.lasso

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 12:57 AM (in response to este.el.paz)

    As far as I am aware AJ only affects the partition you booted from and should not alter firmware. Hence as long as you ensure you boot a Mac partition to use AJ it should not change a Linux partition. I hope you are not using Linux and OS X on the same partition.

     

    Try a clean disk with a fresh OS X install without third party software of any type including Camino.

     

    Perhaps I should mention the obvious: - you are the only person I have tried to help who is running Linux on the same computer while trying to debug OS X.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to este.el.paz)

    Good to hear on the stability, but do the FW ports not work at al, or are flaky?

     

    If the latter I'd suspect the FW devices more than tyhe ports.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to este.el.paz)

    Sorry, tyhe ports should've read the ports.

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