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How do I install iWork '05 on an "erase and install" of OS X Tiger?

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May 7, 2012 7:51 PM

I have no experience with any Apple OS prior to Snow Leopard.  My daughter has an old M6498 G4 800 mhz, 60GB machine with a grey screen.   Went through the steps listed in Apple Support.  Disk repair would not work, archive would not work and ended up having to do the "erase and install" with a Replacement DVD sent to us by Apple.   After many updates the computer is now booting up with OS 10.4.11 and Safari 4.1.3 installed.


I have a Replacement DVD of iWork '05 sent by Apple which was previously installed on this same machine before the problem with the "grey screen" and hard drive not working.    Attempting to reinstall iWork but the iWork '05 DVD does not display in Finder or Preferences.   What am I overlooking?



PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)

    Hello Franklin,


    Does ot show up in Disk Utility?


    iWork '05 system requirements

    • A Mac with a 500MHz or faster PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 (G4 for PowerBook): G4 or G5 recommended
    • 128MB of RAM; 512MB recommended
    • 8MB of video memory
    • Mac OS X v10.3.6 or later
    • QuickTime 6.5 or later
    • iLife '04 or later (recommended)
    • 1GB of available disk space
    • DVD drive required to install

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)

    Ifthat eror was on the iWork volume then there's not a lot of hop, but...


    Could be many things, we should start with this...


    "Try Disk Utility


    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."



    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.


    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)

    Now try to Veirfy the iWork Disc.


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