MacBook1,1 (Core Duo) 2.0 GHz upgraded to 2 GB RAM and 500 GB storage, running OSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
The computer will not start up properly. When attempting to start up normally, it will get to the loading screen, show the Apple logo and the loading circle, then go black and not do anything more.
If I hold shift while starting up to boot into safe mode, it present a screen saying this in the background:
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x563ebd): "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI\".\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/iokit/Kernel/IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1 387 Debugger called: <panic> Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack) 0x2fa03da8 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x2fa03ddc 0x223ce1 0x0) 0x2fa03df8 : 0x563ebd (0x5e71ac 0x5182500 0x2fa03e28 0x51f5a40) 0x2fa03e18 : 0x543f60 (0x51e3180 0x51e3d80 0x1 0x506b76) 0x2fa03e78 : 0x542137 (0x51e3d80 0x51e3180 0x5316e00 0x50aa3e) 0x2fa03f28 : 0x5426e9 (0x5`e3d80 0x51ee680 0x8 0xffffffff) 0x2fa03f78 : 0x5443d5 (0x51e3d80 0x0 0x2fa03fac 0x1) 0x2fa03fc8 : 0x2a179c (0x5326830 0x0 0xffffffff 0xffffffff) BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Unknown Mac OS version: Not yet set Kernel version: Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0 Tue Jun 7 16:33:36 PM System uptime in nanoseconds: 233084024
Above all of this and in the center there is the dark box with a power button symbol saying "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again." in multiple languages. When I attempt to follow these instructions, the computer gets to a white screen and an Apple logo; a loading bar then appears and loads a small amount of the way before it is replaced by the normal loading circle, which continues for some time before the computer goes black again.
I have tried booting in single-user and verbose mode but neither of these accomplished anything. I managed to boot the computer from a Linux Mint live disc.
I do not have the install disc for the computer.
1) How can I try to go about getting it to start up?
2) From within Mint, is there a way to access my files? I can browse through Macintosh HD in Mint but cannot find the Users folder or any of my personal files.
3) Even if I can't access my files, is there a way to back them up and be able to access them later?
4) Should I bring my laptop to an Apple Store, and is it likely that something that will erase my files will need to be done to get it working again?