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6827 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2008 5:34 PM by Bernd Ahlers
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2008 10:13 AM (in response to Jeremy Travis)Do you have a free external Firewire-HD?
Then connect it to the G4, boot from the 10.4 installation cd/dvd and install a clean system on the external drive.
After the installation, start from the external drive, now you can view the internal HD and try to sort the files back to the natural arrangement.
No free external drive?
Then connect the (turned off) old G4 with a firewire cable to any other (running) mac. Now start the old G4 and hold the "T" on the keyboard to start it up in "Target Disk Mode".
Now the old G4 acts like an external Firewire-Drive to the other mac and you can sort the files back to the natural arrangement.Various G4, G5, MacPro, MacBook Pro etc., Other OS, mainly MacOS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.5
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2008 2:14 PM (in response to Jeremy Travis)The G4 is having a kernel panic. Kernel panics are usually caused by a hardware problem – frequently RAM, a USB device or a Firewire device. When trying to troubleshoot problems, disconnect all external devices except your monitor, kbd & mouse. Do you experience the same problems?
May be a solution on one of these links.
Mac OS X Kernel Panic FAQ
Mac OS X Kernel Panic FAQ
Resolving Kernel Panics
Avoiding and eliminating Kernel panics
12-Step Program to Isolate Freezes and/or Kernel Panics
You need to check if the G4 requires a firmware (Boot ROM version in System Profiler) update. Mac OS X: Available firmware updates
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86117 If an update is required, the update must be installed (using OS 9) BEFORE you install OS X.
You said you installed a 500GB hard drive. Was only 128GB of the hard drive useable? That's the max for older G4s.
Cheers, Tom G4 AGP 400, G3 400 FW Pismo, OS X (10.4 + 10.3), OS 9.2.2, DSL, Zip, Canon LiDE30 Scanner, CD-RW, Canon i960 Printer, Belkin UPS
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2008 3:04 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)Thanks Tom,
Large drives work under OSX 10.4 so no problems their.
I use large drive in most of my macs and they show the correct volumes after formatting.
I know about the 128 Gb limit on old macs but on a G4 and using greater than OSX 10.3 and with the right ide select it's not a problem.
I was worried If I have to reinstall the firmware under OS9
I would prefer not to ?Almost every mac made and every operating sysyem
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2008 5:34 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)Normally a Kernel panic may caused by a hardware problem, but if his friend had moved the Application folder, the library folder, the System folder and maybe other folders too to the second drive without redirecting them the mac wont start.
I have had a similar case a few years ago, as a friend of mine means to sort the folders by his own rules.Various G4, G5, MacPro, MacBook Pro etc., mainly MacOS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.5