Yosemite and X - serious non-boot problem

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I ship on Tuesday, so I need to fix this fast.

I finally got OS 9 stable on my Yosemite (see here fpr the back-story).

I installed X.4.6 from an Apple DVD and everything was cool. I did an update to bring it to X.4.11. It seemed to go okay. After it had booted, I stuck in my third memory module to see if X would take it (whereas the system did not like it under 9). The machine did not like it one bit and would freeze randomly.

I removed the RAM, but the system still freezes and now will not boot. I get a "restart the computer" message with a backdrop of the power icon. The message is in four different languages.

I have already tried to repair the disk and permissions as well as archive and install. Please help me - I have to fix this before I go.

TIA
--ddtm

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CUDA

I have also reset the CUDA as well as gone into OF and reset the nvram.

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Erf.

As I implied in the other thread, I had my B&W barf over a bad RAM SIMM in the middle of a "Software Update", and the damage was so bad I had to reformat the hard disk and start over.

Were you booted from the install DVD when you tried to repair the disk?

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yes

yes, I did the "repair disk" and then the "repair permissions" in that order while booted from the DVD.

At this point, I am thinking I will boot from my 9 CD and then reset the startup disk to be OS 9 installed on that same drive and see if I can then delete all OS X artifacts.

Curious about why the "Archive and Install" option on my second X install did not seem to want to take...

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T time

Maybe we should have emphasized that the B&W is temperamental with a capital T. If it tells you it doesn't like a stick in 9, it's not going to like it in X either. You gamble with the B&W and most times you lose, and often you lose big time. Try booting with just one stick of RAM. Move the stick to a different slot. The kernel panic suggests it's still a RAM issue.

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Disk Warrior

When this happened on my B&W, I was able to repair the directory using Disk Warrior and get it booting reliably again. Version 3 should work well on a B&W -- version 4 requires more RAM (and the retail version requires a DVD drive).

Best $99 I ever spent.

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