Accidentally wiped my entire system out
I know this is the wrong category but I couldn't find anything closer.
About 3 months ago, I got an old Ibook G4 model. I'm a lifelong Window's user, so apple stuff is extremely foreign to me. My laptop only had like, 60 GB of space, so I went and tried clearing as much clutter as possible cause it always ran all choppy. I didn't wanna mess anything on it up, so I also looked all over the internet for cleanup applications...which I couldn't find any of.
I didn't bother buying disk or anything because I'm broke, and so is the drive for it.
So now I'm just carefully picking out things to delete, and before I know it, I accidentally delete everything from off it.
Here is what happens now: Boot the system > Music plays > apple logo appears > Not so nice screen with kernel panic error, and a box backing the dialog.
Nope, I cant even access the computer now.
I went through the trouble of even putting Windows 7 and Ubuntu on a flash drive. Buuuut, My Mac can't even recognize it. There's no way to actually tell since there are no light indicators, so I put something that would light up into both ports, and nothing happened.
Yes, I even held down the keys to go to the command prompt, and typed in lines I found online. They either have no effect, or send me to an all grey screen with crossed out circle.
I won this laptop and I just really don't want it to go down on me... There has to be something I can do?
I'd like to know:
- How to enable my usb ports
- How to recover from my mistake
- Or how to get past the kernel panic screen
And please do keep in mind that I have no access to anything past the Kernel Panic screen.
Thank you all!
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