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Authored by: mickelsn on Oct 29, '03 06:17:49PM

I had the same problem with my machine upon first installing Panther--wish that I had known the solution, as it would have prevented a VERY long night installing every app I own to return the machine to full ops before my wife needed it after the weeked!!

Anyway, I'm running a PowerMac G4/933 with two 120GB hard drives connected to the main IDE bus, and the factory-original 60GB hard drive connected to the (slower) IDE bus used for the SuperDrive. I did a clean install of Panther to the 60GB bus and things went fine; however, I had (seemingly random, but fairly quick) kernel panics upon rebooting to my 10.2.8 install on the "master" 120GB drive on the main IDE bus. Thought about pulling the small drive off the secondary bus to test, but decided against and just plunged into Panther full time and did a new (clean) install on my "slave" 120GB drive since that would now be the drive that I ended up migrating everything to for long-term use.

After seeing this hint, I went back and checked my journaling settings--the two drives that had a Panther installation were set to "journaled," but the original 10.2.8 drive had journaling disabled. I did a quick test by disabling journaling on all drive and rebooting to my 10.2.8 installation--no kernel panics with approx. 10 minutes of light-duty test usage (the kernel had always panicked within 2 minutes before). Problem understood, but I'm never going back to Jaguar--Fast User Switching is just to convenient for my wife and I!!

Anyways, thanks to the original poster for figuring out the problem!!

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Confirming problem and the fix...
Authored by: mickelsn on Oct 29, '03 06:20:14PM

BTW, I did try the "repair permissions" trick noted above by booting from my Jaguar install CDs. It did some fixes, but had zero impact on my problem. Perhaps for the other user the repair permissions somehow turned off journaling in addition to fixing permissions?

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