9591 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2008 10:12 PM by Noah Kivett
knateb, Welcome to the discussion area!
Just for the record, your iBook shipped with a version of OS X somewhere between OS 10.4.2 and OS 10.4.4. Therefore it will never boot from a retail Tiger (10.4) disc.
Have you tried resetting the PRAM?
Have you tried resetting the open firmware? The procedure is
- Start up into Open Firmware by pressing and holding the Command-Option-O-F key combination during startup.
- At the Open Firmware prompt, type: reset-nvram
- Press Return.
- At the Open Firmware prompt, type: reset-all
- Press Return.
I have an external DVD-ROM that I salvaged from a Mac G3 B&W in an alley. It's in a LaCie Firewire External box that I got from the thrift store for $5.
Not that I'm bragging about the cost (I am) but I use it for almost all installs now. Sometimes the drives in the machines I repair are flaky and cause problems on installs. I just spent half the night working on an install on a G3 B&W that kept failing, errors, won't boot. Finally I pulled that drive out of my external and just plugged it in to the G3. Installed everything in 2 hours this morning, no problems.
Thanks for the timely posts. I tried the Open firmware resets. I learned something I did not know existed. It did not help. And yes, per my original post I tried resetting PRAM. I did not know that this machine would not boot from a retail OS X disc; however, I tried the original restore and install discs and held down the "C" key to no avail. The machine should have, I think, booted from the system disc on Norton Utilities, no? Anyway, thanks for the input.
I have the same problem. If you put in the Retail DVD of Leopard on startup, you will hear the dvd spin and search. But then does a normal startup.
It does take longer from the grey screen to the grey apple screen.
Tryed everything above and does not work.
If i mount it in OS and start it from there, i can press restart give in my password and it will restart, butt the same as above.
Apple suggests on its webpage to go to the startup section, there choose the Leopard dvd and press restart. It does not restart then and give an error sound like you unplug hardware.
Can anyone help me 2?