9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2010 4:37 PM by BDAqua
chiloulou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
What's Mac OS x Install Disk? Is it the disk I use to format my computer? I have a Mac Power G4 10.4.11 it only comes with one disk . Can I do other things with it also. Please someone help with that.
I would like to know if I can do other stuff with it beside reformat the computer with the disc.

Power G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,575 points)
    What are the 2z-***-***-A numbers on it & the color & wording please?
  • chiloulou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for responding
    Mac OS X Tiger
    Includes Xcode 2
    Install DVD


    Replacement DVD
    Not for Resale
    SRF 2Z691-5599-A


    That's what I see on the top of the disc. The color of the disk looks gray to me.
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)
    You can boot using the DVD and ......
    1. Run First Aid on your hard drive(s) to fix errors
    2. Erase/reformat your hard drive
    3. Reinstall the base OS 10.4.x & applications

     Cheers, Tom

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,575 points)
    2Z691-5599-A is a pre-release Developer's version, so I can only guess that it should work with all G3s & G4s, & possibly earliest G5s.

    Tiger was released to the public on 29 April 2005, so it may not work on any Mac around that or later.

    Does it boot from it fine? Holding c key down at bootup?

    "Try Disk Utility

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
    3. Click the First Aid tab.
    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.
    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

    You can see other options in that menubar too.
  • chiloulou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you so much , it was very help full
  • chiloulou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you so much, I learned something I didn't know
    Thanks again
  • chiloulou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just tried what you told me , I inserted the disk I restart the computer while holding the C key , nothing happened the computer starts normally , nothing happened.
    Maybe I did it wrong
  • chiloulou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried again, it worked so fine
    What else I can do with the disk
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,575 points)
    Do you perhaps have firmware password protection in Mac OS X ...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352

    It would block usage of all the startup keys, like C, N, T, D, CMD+s, CMDOption+pr, CMD +v, Option, and Shift.

    Try holding the Option/alt key down when booting up... do you eventually get that as a Startup choice?