Uh, what the hell (kernel panic on bootup)

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Upon bootup (centered apple logo on grey screen, *no* rotating stripes yet), I just got a kernel panic after about five minutes of waiting. In the middle, I can see the "You need to..." Jaguar-style kernel panic screen (I'm on Panther 10.3.3, btw), but on top of that, I get a pre-Jaguar style panic of dumped text. Lemme quote just some of it as it's kinda repetitive:



Quote:

panic(cpu 0): Unable to find driver for this platform: "PowerBook4,3". [It's an iBook, Summer '02, 750fx/700/12"]



Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0: [..]

Proceeding back via exception chain: [..]



Kernel version: [.. basically just some variation of the uname -a output ..]



No debugger configured - dumping debug information [.. lots dump text ..]



panic: We are hanging here...



Alrighty, so this looks beyond bad. And like I said, it happens before the boot screen even gets that little spinning stripes animation added, so I don't even get into single-user mode, as far as I can tell.



As it obviously *can* load the kernel, this doesn't look like the hard drive is screwed up - though it does make somewhat less usual sounds like it's trying to reorganize data or something.



I'm trying another time now to get it to boot but it doesn't look any better.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    you have access to any other Macs? i'd look into trying a target disk mode, run some utils on it.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by alcimedes

    you have access to any other Macs? i'd look into trying a target disk mode, run some utils on it.



    Nope, no Macs here, just a Windows XP machine I'm typing on.



    No Mac CDs either since I'm on vacation, about 6,500 miles from home...
  • Reply 3 of 6
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
    Kickaha and Amorph couldn't moderate themselves out of a paper bag. Abdicate responsibility and succumb to idiocy. Two years of letting a member make personal attacks against others, then stepping aside when someone won't put up with it. Not only that but go ahead and shut down my posting priviledges but not the one making the attacks. Not even the common decency to abide by their warning (afer three days of absorbing personal attacks with no mods in sight), just shut my posting down and then say it might happen later if a certian line is crossed. Bullshit flag is flying, I won't abide by lying and coddling of liars who go off-site, create accounts differing in a single letter from my handle with the express purpose to decieve and then claim here that I did it. Everyone be warned, kim kap sol is a lying, deceitful poster.



    Now I guess they should have banned me rather than just shut off posting priviledges, because kickaha and Amorph definitely aren't going to like being called to task when they thought they had it all ignored *cough* *cough* I mean under control. Just a couple o' tools.



    Don't worry, as soon as my work resetting my posts is done I'll disappear forever.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    dobbydobby Posts: 794member
    hold down option + v while booting and it should show where in the boot sequence it is dying.



    Dobby.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dobby

    hold down option + v while booting and it should show where in the boot sequence it is dying.



    Dobby.




    Uhm, it doesn't get that far, buddy And I presume command-v?



    Neither command-v nor command-s (for single-user mode) work, as it never passes the "pure apple logo" state.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Alright... I ended up being able to boot into single-user mode. Here's what I got after doing "/sbin/fsck -fy":



    Quote:

    ** Checking Catalog file.

    disk0s10: 0x8 (UNDEFINED).

    [long delay]

    (4, 18985)

    ** Volume check failed.



    So now I'm trying to see if I can do a verbose boot instead...
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