Ok here is what is going on...my daughter has an ibook and last week it was working absolutley perfectly. When she was done using it she closed it,and later on when she opened it back up to chat with her friends it went to the 'lovely' Darwin/BSD screen. She restarted it,and it does try to load,but then goes right back to Darwin.We are fairly new to the MAC world and have no idea what to do.:'( It prompts her to login and then it says: welcome to Darwin! Then that's pretty much it, sometimes it will go to a blue screen with the little 'gear-looking' wheel turning,like it is loading,but then it just sits there. I am decent with using command prompts on Windows on my pc,but totally in the dark,as far as this (MAC) goes. Are there any command prompts that can be typed in while in the Darwin mode that may allow us to do anything to try and fix this? I appreciate any help/ideas that can be offered/tried. I am just at my wits end with this one. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Below is what her system is:
Apple iBook G3. It has the following specifications:
600 MHz processor
256 MB RAM
20 GB hard drive
CD-ROM optical drive -- does not have DVD player
AirPort Wireless Card
Runs Mac OS X 10.3.9 -- Panther
Two USB ports, firewire, ethernet, internal modem, earphone jack, built-in microphone
for audio IM chatting with iChat
Includes Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, with iChat, iTunes, iMovie,
iPhoto, Safari and Quicktime installed.
P.S. she was not running any updates or anything when this happened.