Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to Irishpitbull)
Did the optical drive work prior to erasing the drive?
Which exact Mac OS X Install disc are you attempting to start up from? If it is a version from another Mac, it most likely won't work. You need the full retail install disc in order to install it on a blank drive.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to Irishpitbull)
That disc would have probably come with an iBook G3 (Dual USB) 500 MHz.
Earlier discs than the one that came with the iBook G4 will not work with it.
Your specs say it was running Mac OS X 10.4.1. Do you have the Mac OS X 10.4 Install disc?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to Irishpitbull)
You erased the drive that contained the operating system. A Mac OS X 10.0.3 disc is 11 years old, and will not work with an iBook G4. You need the discs that originally came with the iBook to restore its software to a like-new state.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to Irishpitbull)
We have to know the exact iBook model you have in order to determine which discs it needs to restore your software.
You can choose from this list:
Which model iBook did you use in Target Disk Mode in order to erase the drive?
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