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Tiger Won't Install

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Jun 23, 2013 5:28 AM

I have a PowerMac G4 MDD with Mac OS 9.2.2 installed. The system seems normal (ie no hardware glitches or software issues).


So I decided to install X 10.4 (Tiger) on a spare (internal) drive.


I put the Retail Tiger Install disk (the one with the grey X over a black backgroiund) in the built-in DVD drive. The computer said "Rebuilding Desktop".


When the DVD mounted, I clicked on the Install icon. The installer gave me a "Restart" button which I clicked.


The computer rebooted with what appeared to be a normal X installation sequence. But after a minute or so the screen turned a darker shade of grey and I got a message telling me to press the Power button to restart the computer.


I did and tried the whole thing again. The same thing happened. And it happened a third time.


The installer is not happy with something. How can I tell what the problem is and get the install to proceed?




G4, Mac OS 9.2.x


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