[iBook] Help for a friend...

Scott Warren sw at shelton.org
Thu Sep 23 06:59:55 PDT 2004

There is always trying out single user mode (hold down apple-S on power 
up) and doing some magical FSCK...  (type in   fsck -yf     at the 

Yes, you can boot from the CD, disk 1... they are holding down the C 
key for at least a full 30 seconds when they power up the computer, 
right?  And keep in mind that the boot from CD takes longer than a 
normal boot up so patience is a good thing (not that most computers 
display them)

On Sep 23, 2004, at 6:58 AM, patdart wrote:

> It seemed he was getting them very early on...right after the blue 
> appeared on the desktop.  I finally advised him last night to find a 
> Genius bar or some friend who knew Macs and ask them for help.  He 
> appears to not know a lot.  He couldn't boot from the installation 
> disk...got blue with lines, but I'm not sure you can boot from 
> it...haven't I read you can't in X?  I also advised him to make 
> backups in the future  of important stuff.  He said he has friend's 
> with Macs.  I sure hope someone does.  I also advised him to call 
> Apple if all else fails and advised him AppleCare was a good deal, if 
> he doesn't have it.  He bought it at CompUSA and couldn't find the 
> ticket as we spoke.
> Thanks to all,
> Pat
> On Thursday, September 23, 2004, at 02:07 AM, RP McKay wrote:
>> In any case let us know at what stage he is getting the kernel 
>> panics...
>> Cheers,
>> Richard
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