9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 12, 2013 6:30 PM by BDAqua
JustinMacNoob Level 1 Level 1

I have also held doen the "control" key and nothing happens. The reason I am replacing the hard drive is because the previous hard drive gave me the same flashing folder and wouldn't open up to disc utility when I put in the tiger install disc. I am more of a windows guy and don't know much about mac's.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • rccharles Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    The c key should boot up the cd.  Hold down c key then poweron.

     

    the option or alt key should bring up the startup manager on models that support the startup manager.  click on cd then click on right arrow icon.

     

    Robert

  • JustinMacNoob Level 1 Level 1

    I have done both. When I hold down the "C" key it pauses for a few seconds while the cd spins and then the flashing folder icon appears. When I hold down the "option" key for the startup manager the cursor comes up and moves but the actually manager doesn't come up no matter how long I leave the laptop on.

  • rccharles Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    I have done both. When I hold down the "C" key it pauses for a few seconds while the cd spins and then the flashing folder icon appears.

     

    Could be you have the wrong cd/dvd.  The mac will only boot a supported cd/dvd for your machine. The flashing question mark indicdates your machine could not find a valid os.

     

    When I hold down the "option" key for the startup manager the cursor comes up and moves but the actually manager doesn't come up no matter how long I leave the laptop on.

     

    Not sure.  Could be your machine does not support the startup manager. You would think the machine would ignore the key.

     

    Where did you get the dvd?  What is the number on the DVD?

     

    What machine do you have anyway?

     

    This site provides more information, but lacks security.

    "A serial number is a unique, identifying number or group of numbers and letters assigned to an individual piece of hardware or software. It's used for various things depending on the product / brand but what is your Mac's serial number for and more importantly... what is it hiding and what can it do for you ?"

    http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php

     

    or

    This site provides more information, but lacks security too.

    "A serial number is a unique, identifying number or group of numbers and letters assigned to an individual piece of hardware or software. It's used for various things depending on the product / brand but what is your Mac's serial number for and more importantly... what is it hiding and what can it do for you ?"

    http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

        ( hint by K Shaffer  )

  • JustinMacNoob Level 1 Level 1

    I am using a Legal copy of Mac OS X TIGER on a 2006 macbook. I have looked at multiple forums about the startup manager and just about everything else on how to freshly install Mac and I can't figure this out. Originally I bought a new hard drive because my assumption was that the  old drive was going bad. Something that was a problem with macbooks with that time. And I get all the same things with the new hard drive then I did with the old and just can't figure it out.

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.notebooks
    Notebooks

    Maybe the problem is not a bad disk after all

  • rccharles Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    I am using a Legal copy of Mac OS X TIGER on a 2006 macbook.

     

    It may be legal but it doesn't mean that it will work for your machine.  The dvd has to be either a full install dvd the x is black or the grey dvd that came with the machine.

     

    What is the exact model of your machine?  See above for working with the machine serial number.

     

    Robert

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    What is the 2z691-****-A number on that Install Disc?

  • xdabit Level 2 Level 2

    "I am using a Legal copy of Mac OS X TIGER on a 2006 macbook."

     

    Is it the DVD that came with the machine or a perhaps a copy of it?

    If it is neither, then it must be an OS X Tiger retail DVD.

    The problem the Tiger retail DVD is that Apple never sold one capable of running on intel macs (AFAIK), it was only released for PowerPC macs and that's perhaps why you get the flashing folder at startup.

    The retail Tiger DVD is not even able to inform you that it is the wrong version for your machine which happens to be intel-based rather than PowerPC based.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Good points, thanks!

     

    PS. I believe there was a Retail 10.4 Server edition that was Universal, (PPC/Intel), but originally $499 & $999, so likely not a Server version.