3339 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2010 1:16 AM by richardesigner
To boot from the install disk, insert, and reboot holding the C key down.
As a suggestion, as soon as you complete the installation, don't run software update. Download the 10.5.8 combo update, repair permissions, install the combo update, repair permissions again, then run software update. Sometimes, Software Update doesn't complete all updates correctly, and odd things can happen. The combo update has all prior updates for 10.5 through 10.5.8. It's located at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL866
I tried the C key and re-installed Mac OS x 10.5 from the installer disc. I didn't run software update. When I restarted my PowerBook, it got stuck at the same point i.e there is a blank space in the top menu bar where the day and time should be displayed. I then spotted that the spotlight icon had a glowing dot in the middle. I clicked on it and it said something like 'spotlight is indexing the computer'. I left it alone but after a while the computer went into sleep mode and when I re-woke it, it was still at the same point and there was no audible hard drive noise. I'm not quite sure what to do next? Maybe I should try and re-install the original Mac OS 10.1 that came with the laptop. What do you think?
Depending on what's on the system, the spotlight indexing can take awhile, even hours. You might click on system preferences, and in energy saver, set the 'put the computer to sleep' to never, even if you have your screen go dark after a period of time. So, as long as the lid is up, the system can run.