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Unable to start "MAC OS X"

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Nov 29, 2012 2:50 AM

I have macbook G4, and it get stuck while booting the OS showing dialog of "Starting MAC OS X...." loading the blue bar like for ever and keeps freezed...

Anyone could help me please to guide me to install new MAC OS X??

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 3:47 AM (in response to Walid.Hammal)

    The "Macbook G4" model, IF that is truly what you own, is NOT compatible with Lion.  You can only use up to "Leopard" I believe.  You can read the following article concerning that:

     

     

        http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/9701/Is+my+PowerBook+G4+compatible+with+Mac+O S+X+Leopard

     

     

    Hope this helps

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to Walid.Hammal)

    About all you can do at this point is boot from the Original Installation Disk that came with your Macbook G4, and from there Format the hard drive, which will erase it entirely of ALL your files, and then proceed to install that version of OS X.  I'm afraid all your data and apps will be lost.  You should always be very careful to make SURE that your Mac is Fully Compatible with a new version of OS X Before you try installing it.  It can be very painful otherwise.  Good luck.

     

     

    Hope this helps

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,310 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to Walid.Hammal)

    Powerbook G4 models were made from 2001 to 2006, your Mac is at least 6 years old? I assume you bought it used?

     

    If it really is a G4 you can not install Snow Leopard on it.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,310 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 7:06 PM (in response to Walid.Hammal)

    Probably 10.5, (Leopard)

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