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    iMac i5 27" formated now cant install OSX please help
    Hi guys,

    this is my first post and also its gonna be a please help me post

    I bought a i5 from a friend, everything worked fine, now we formated the HD and then wanted to do a fresh install. The problem is I cannot acces NOTHING! when I put the leopard osx dvd it starts loading the cd and I get the message panic (cpu 0 caller blablabla)...


    kind like this one....
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2506/...547cdd64_b.jpg

    and in the middle of the screen I see this....
    "You need to restart your computer" (kernel panic) message appears (Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6)

    when i start without a osx dvd I just get a blue folder with a questionmark flashing.

    he does not have the dvd that came with imac, I tried it with several osx versions, 10.6.3 , 10.6.4 , 10.6.7

    The imac is just a couple of months old and I dont know what to to.
    he tells me I need to get the dvd that came with the imac, he thinks its the 10.6.6 and has something to to with the drivers.


    My problem is I cannot boot from any osx dvd and do a repair disk/ format disk.

    can anyone help me please? If you guys need more info please let me know.

    Thank you.

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    Yes, you are going to need the original disc that shipped with the machine. Call Apple and ask for a set of replacement discs.

    I'd have him go back and look for everything that came in the box. Unless he threw them away, he still has them and doesn't even know it.
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    Cheers m8, well I am kinda screwed now because he cant find it.
    He just moved and his lovely wife did the packing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mali_mrav View Post
    Cheers m8, well I am kinda screwed now because he cant find it.
    He just moved and his lovely wife did the packing
    Know exactly what you mean.

    If it were my wife packing my computer stuff, I'd be screwed big time also... I have everything for all the computers in the house (and all the way back to about DOS 6.0) and the only thing missing are the original OS discs for both my wife's Mac and her Win box. She decided she needed to touch those 2 discs at some point and neither has ever been seen again.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Only thing you can do, as bobtomay stated, is to call Apple and ask for some Replacement Discs.

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    Well I know I will have to wait a few weeks before I get the disc.

    I do have an idea, I contacted a guy on the net , he is selling his imac 27".
    his cpu is 3,1 and mine is 2.8

    Is it possible to put his startup dvd into my imac?
    Will this work you think?

    tnx again guys.

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