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OS X Leopard :: Cannot Recover - Unable To Find Drivers For This Platform

I have an old G4 PowerPC that's still reliable and I've kept OS X as up-to-date as will still run on that machine (I think that means 10.5, but I can't confirm that for reasons below). I was housecleaning files on the machine today. It has the original hard drive, plus one I added later. Both hav worked fine up until now. For reasons I won't get into I decided to move my system files from the original drive to the other one and use that for my boot drive. That's where I ran into trouble.

After copying the files over, I reset my start up drive and rebooted. Now I get a half screen full of text starting with "Unable to find driver for this platform: PowerPC1.2", and a bunch of Backtrace and Exception codes. It finishes with "We are hanging here..." I can't reboot from any of my install disks (holding "C" down) going back to the one that came with that Mac, and I can't use any of the alternate ways of rebooting with key combinations... e.g. Single-user mode, rebooting holding Shift, etc. Ultimately, whatever I do, I end up with the same half screen of text with the same stuff on it.

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