Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to OwenEng)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to dalstott)
Thanks for your suggestion and apologies for my late reply. You're right, I hadn't been paying attention to the partition scheme.
I repartitoned the hard drive (this time watching out for the partition scheme) and tried again, however I'm not out of the woods yet.
With both partitions properly formatted, I restored to the Tiger install DVD image on the smaller one and booted from it.
I booted in Cmd+V mode to see what was going on and it seemed to be doing ok, then the screen switched from the verbose output over to the language selection (beginning of the operating system install). However it will get stuck there within a few seconds. The mouse is initially responsive, but after 3-5 seconds the cursor (and keyboard inputs) freeze.
I've tried now a couple of times to click through as many menus as possible before the keyboard/mouse inputs freeze. Sometimes, I get as far as selecting the hardrive to install the operating system on before the clock runs out.
Any idea whould could be going on? Could this be a RAM issue?
Thanks for your advice.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 6:18 AM (in response to OwenEng)
It looks like you are in need of a new hard drive or other hardware to me. I reccomend seeing an Apple Genius.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to OwenEng)
Another update to this:
I just swapped hard drives and I'm still running with similar issues. I don't think it is the hard drive or the RAM (since I've run with ony one or the other stick, hoping only one of them is bad)
I think something may be hosed on my mother board.
Could this be the end of my trusty PowerBook G4?