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Dell 8300 kenel panic after install


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After installing I am getting the kernel panic screen (message telling you to restart). Upon boot it won't let me add startup options like -s or -v. The screen just says loading darwin and then it goes to the apple logo and no keys change it (i tried f8 escape delete space enter etc). Here are some specs:

 

Jas 10.4.8 w/ ppf1 cd, installed with intel patch

Installed on 20GB partition (first one), with debian on the rest of the drive

Dell Dimension 8300

Intel P4 2.8GHz, 512MB DDR, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX, IDE Hard Drive (sata disabled in bios)

 

Any recommendations as to how to proceed to diagnose or fix the problem? How can I enter startup options to see a more specific error message? Also I overwrote the boot loader with grub to boot my debian, is there an easy way to load the darwin boot loader back on without reinstalling?

 

Thanks in advance!

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