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  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    None of the above.  The PowerPC Mac Minis do not support the software Netflix has chosen for streaming.  While you can manage your Netflix account on the web browser, no streaming is supported on Netflix because they chose a newer version of Silverlight to support.

  • kevelme1 Level 1 Level 1

    Okay, here I have the original install disks for the mini I've been battleing with: I erased the Mini, blinking folder "?" on monitor screen, I shut down Mini. I insert Install Disk 1 - Disk version 1.3 2Z691-5533-A disk and start up while depressing C, a few noises follow then install disk kicks out Shall I try a remote install, via FireWire/iMac?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    iBook G4 OS X Tiger/ OS 9.2 Install...

     

    Disk 1 2Z691-5532-A

    DisK 2 2Z691-5533-A

     

    (Mid 2005), (Late 2006) Model (A11133 Early 2006), Machine ID PowerBook6,7

     

    Compatibility 
A1133 (12.1 inch), A1134 (14.1 inch), M9846LL/A (12.1 inch), M9848LL/A (14.1 inch)

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    In other words, you can't use the iBook installer discs on a Mac Mini.  If you need the original Mac Mini software, you'll have to shop around for it.     And no you can't use Firewire target disk mode to install it using those discs either.   They must either be Mac Mini installer discs for PowerPC Mac Mini of your age, or newer retail installer discs.   All PowerPC Minis support up 10.5.6 retail which looks like: leopard.jpg, and can be upgraded to 10.5.8 using the 10.5.8 combo update once installed.  Some also support up to 10.4.6 retail, which looks like: tiger.jpg.   Using the Target Disk Mode installation only works if the PRAM battery has been replaced on the Target machine in the last 4 years, and the machine supports booting from the installer disc that is compatible with both Macs in question.    Additionally you may run into issues with Target Disk Mode if the Mac models are of a different vintage or make as the target Mac is assumed to be nothing but an external hard disk to the source Mac.     It is better to make sure your PRAM battery of your Mac is up to date, and your optical drive is too.  A Firewire optical drive is the only kind that will reliably boot a Mac externally if the internal drive is broke.  http://www.macsales.com/ sells replacement internal drives as well as Firewire external drives.  http://www.ifixit.com/ has directions for replacing most PRAM batteries.  Lastly if you do have the correct discs, and everything else is in order, your 'C' key booting may not work, and instead you have to use the Startup Manager as described in this link.

  • kevelme1 Level 1 Level 1

    I assure you that I have tyhe original Mac Mini install disks for this very model. got them from previous owner. This is a poor photo but:  OS 10.4.2   AHT ver 1.1    2Z691-533-A I will go through all of your suggestions one by one, which will take some time it seems. I will not throw a MAC away, or give it away if it's not working. Thanks all.mini.jpg

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    If you have the correct discs, be sure to read the rest of the post regarding PRAM batteries and startup manager.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Are you trying to install this on the Mini,or the PB, Gray discs are Machine specfic???

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