Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 1:22 AM (in response to jconto528)
Which OSX do you try to load?
10.1 / 10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 ?
Have you got a black or grey install CD / DVD ?
Grey DVDs may not work with your iBook because they are connected with other machines.
Do you meet the system requirements ?
128 MB RAM for OSX 10.3 / 256 MB for OSX 10.4
Installer program will not load if you have got a smaller amount of ram.
Install CD/ DVD OK?
Severe scratches might be a problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to bund)
I have tried OSX tiger and panther, and they are both retail black disks. I have maxed out the ram for the machine @ 512 mb. Both the CDs and DVDs look ok, and mine has the optional dvd drive. It sees the disk, but it will not load the OS off of it. Does it have to do with OS9 and having to have that? When booting in verbose mode, it says something about a missing serial conection with the rs232 port, and then firewire and crashes. Like I said, the ibook will run ubuntu fine, but I can't figure out why it will not run the original os it was meant for. Please Help!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to jconto528)
Maybe the previous owner has set an open firmware password that prevents that a new MacOS is loaded from the optical drive.
Removing Password Protection
1) Add or remove DIMMs to change the total amount of RAM in the computer.
2) After pressing the Power Button the PRAM must be reset 3 times. (hold down Command + Option + P + R, wait until 3 chimes).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to bund)
Ok. I will try that and reply when I do.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to jconto528)
I tried that and now whenever I try to boot from the OS X cd it takes me into open firmware mode. What should I do know?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 1:15 PM (in response to bund)
That did not do anything. What else can I do? Please help!