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3929 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2009 2:45 PM by Grant Bennet-Alder
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2009 5:33 PM (in response to 05rr3y)Hi! The dvd drive could be problematic. Are you using a retail install disc...black with s silver x on it? TomG-5 2.5 QUAD-16gig Ram & 2 6600 video cards &G4s, Mac OS X (10.5), 4-320gig SATAs
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2009 9:57 AM (in response to Thomas Bryant)Sorry mate, I don't think I wrote the question well. Its not booting from the hard drive or dvd drive. I bought the disk from the apple store about a year ago.17"PB G4 iMac G4 700 mhz Mac book pro 2.8ghz iMac g3 600 mhz Powermac G4 733mhz, Other OS
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2009 10:14 AM (in response to 05rr3y)Mac OS X Install discs are "incorruptible" sources of known-good software. If your Mac cannot boot from an appropriate CD/DVD, it has a Hardware problem. When booting from the CD/DVD, the stuff on your Hard Drive is ignored.
If you have a 10.4 CD/DVD or later and can get it to boot, there is a "Diagnostics" item in Apple System Profiler than can be helpful. Also, inspect the "Memory" item in Apple System Profiler to see if all your memory is recognized as working.
It almost never hurts to Reset the PRAM/PMU by holding down the tiny button nearest the battery for a quarter minute, then waiting five seconds before proceeding.Beige G3,G3 B+W,G4/867,G4/dual 1.25 MDD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.4 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2009 12:38 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)Hey.
I managed to get my g4 to start, after leaving it load for 20 minutes. According to system profiler, there are no errors with my system. I also tryed resetting the pram, but that didnt work.17"PB G4 iMac G4 700 mhz Mac book pro 2.8ghz iMac g3 600 mhz Powermac G4 733mhz, Other OS
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2009 2:45 PM (in response to 05rr3y)You must have 128 MB RAM to install, and 256 MB is really about the minimum to do any productive work in 10.4. More memory is always better.
If it takes 20 minutes to load the CD, and you have enough memory, there may be something wrong with your CD disc or your CD drive.Beige G3,G3 B+W,G4/867,G4/dual 1.25 MDD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.4 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ