Mac OS X Tiger issue: (Kernel Error)

ShepsCrook

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I'm working on a neighbors PowerBook G4 and this happens when I try to reinstall the OS or even go to reset the Ram and PRAM ("x" upon startup).

Code:
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x002DFAA80): Unable to find driver for this platform: "Powerbook3,2".

Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
        Backtrace: 
             0x00098C54 0x00099610 0x000279B0 0x002DFAA8 0x002BBB70 0x002BCCC0 0x002BEB38 0x002BDC4C 0x000ACC14
Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv-0x01184A00)
         PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)

Kernel Version:
Darwin Kernel Version 8.4.1: Tue Jan 3 18:27:02 PST 2006; root:xnu-792.7.90.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC

No debugger configured - dumping debug information
MSR=00001030
Latest stack backtracer for cpu 0:
        Backtrace:
             0x00098C54 0x00099808 0x000279B0 0x002DFAA8 0x002BBB70 0x002BCCC0 0x002BEB38 0x002BDC4C 0x000ACC14
Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv-0x01184A00)
         PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)

Kernel Version:
Darwin Kernel Version 8.4.1: Tue Jan 3 18:27:02 PST 2006; root:xnu-792.7.90.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC
panic: We are hanging here...
Any and all help is GREATLY APPRECIATED. :)
 

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You can't use the OS X Tiger CD that came with another version of the Macintosh to install the OS. For example, my OS X version that came with my iBook G4 will not work on an PowerBook G4. You will need an official retail version for the install to work.
 

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Awww crud. Well, at least I can get that from work. I didn't even know about that. I guess that helps with them keeping everything proprietary.

Any way, when the CD is NOT in the drive, I get a blinking folder with the "?" mark. Usually that means it can't detect the OS.
 

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Awww crud. Well, at least I can get that from work. I didn't even know about that. I guess that helps with them keeping everything proprietary.
No, that is done because the CD's that are for those machines also contain all kinds of free software, and it would require more than 2 DVD's to at the same time contain all the different kernel combinations. The free bundled software is only licensed for the Mac the DVD's were created for.

Any way, when the CD is NOT in the drive, I get a blinking folder with the "?" mark. Usually that means it can't detect the OS.
Could also mean the HD has gone bad, it can be a multitude of problems.
 

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Yeah, the HD was also one of my guesses. Which the way this machine looks, it might very well be that problem. BUT never the less, I am going to see if it is just a reinstall first.
 

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