View Full Version : Kernel panic after restore

06-19-2009, 12:06 AM
Brand new disk in my 15" MBP. Booted from my Leopard install disk and followed "Recovering from a disaster" directions from SuperDuper! manual (pp. 27-8). Restored from a sparse image backup of the machine made earlier today.

Restore and verify claimed to have worked, and I can see it in Disk Utility and select it as a startup drive, but when I try to boot from it I get

Panic (cpu 0 caller 0x004384FF): "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI\".\n@/CourceCode/xnu/xnu-1228.12.4/iokit/Kernel/IOPlatformExpert.cpp: 1407

Yes, this is a backup of this very machine so it should darn well be the correct version.

One thing I noticed is that the new disk volume if called "macbookpro backup" (after the backup) rather than Macintosh HD (which is what the original was called). Can I change that, and might that have any effect on things?


06-19-2009, 06:58 AM
Are you sure this was a "Backup - all files" with "Smart Update", Mike1?

06-19-2009, 08:15 AM
Yes. It was done via "backup - all files" and it was updated with smart update and it was made bootable by SuperDuper!

06-19-2009, 10:04 AM
That's really weird. Same Mac, same OS version? Hm. Try using your OSX DVD to "archive-and-install" over what you have (that'll leave your data and applications in place, and lay down a new OS)...

06-19-2009, 10:32 AM
Trying that now...

06-19-2009, 10:38 AM
Leopard installer says "You cannot install Mac OS X on this volume. Mac OS X cannot start up from this volume"

06-19-2009, 10:44 AM
According to Apple support http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1600 this means the disk is partitioned wrong. Going to try repartitioning as per the instructions there and then try re-restoring as per SuperDupr! guide instructions for "Recovering from a disaster".

If that's wrong stop me now...

06-19-2009, 10:48 AM
OK, let's see if that helps. Can't hurt.

06-19-2009, 02:47 PM
OK, Disk Utility told me there was no partition scheme! I partitioned the drive, made 1 partition, GUID partition scheme, then did a restore from my SuperDuper! backup to that volume, selecting "erase". It just finished, and booted fine. I logged in and renamed the volume from "macbookpro backup" to "Macintosh HD". My machine appears to be fine now! :)

06-19-2009, 03:05 PM
Wow. "No" partition scheme? Pretty wacky, but I'm glad you're all set!