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Aspire101 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello, i have an ibook g4 and i recently restored it. I get the osx tiger video then the welcome screen. I pick my region (canada) then keyboard then when i get to wireless service, then it says configuring your computer but wont go beyond this point help

iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Help Please
  • Limnos Level 8 (47,260 points)

    It would help to know what you mean by "restored".  Install new operating system software?  If so, from what source?


    Can you skip past all the configuration stuff? (I haven't installed a new OS since 2006.)

  • Aspire101 Level 1 (0 points)

    I pressed control s and typed in

    mount -uw /

    rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

    shutdown -h now

    This worked for other people and not for me, it wont go pass the select wireless service screen and i cant skip past.

  • rccharles Level 5 (7,581 points)

    This isn't a restore.  It's a way of adding a new administrator.  I think you left out an important step.  There is a command for fixing your filesystem.  Try again.  The step should be listed when you boot.


    What happens when you try booting normaly?


    I'd say

    -- bad file system

    -- missing files

    -- bad hd



  • Aspire101 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there anything i can do?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,237 points)

    Does it boot to Single User Mode, CMD+s keys at bootup, if so try...


    /sbin/fsck -fy


    Repeat until it shows no errors fixed.


    (Space between fsck AND -fy important).

  • Aspire101 Level 1 (0 points)

    It us still freezing at setting up my wireless networks

  • Aspire101 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well not passing it

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,237 points)

    "Try Disk Utility


    1. Insert the Mac OS X 10.4 nstall 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 at top of the screen. (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, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."



    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.


    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)


    If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.

  • Aspire101 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not have the disk but tried the safe mode and now does not give me wireless option, but i plugged in my ethernet cable and still nothing is there anything else i can do please help

    I need this computer for school :(

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,237 points)

    So, it fully booted in Safe Mode?


    In 10.4 Airport is diabled in Safe Mode.


    Wilst in Safe Mode...


    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...



    Is that Interface dragged to the top of Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations and checked ON?


    The Interface that connects to the Internet, needs to be drug to the top of System Preferences>Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations and checked ON.


    Then... Try putting these numbers in Network>TCP/IP>DNS Servers, for the Interface you connect with...



    Then Apply.


    Try rebooting.

  • Aspire101 Level 1 (0 points)

    No it still went to the mac osx setup, im still stuck here!

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,237 points)

    Which setup?


    The ne wher it asks all your info like Name Address, etc?

  • Aspire101 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yea like pick your country, keyboard and stuff but it wont pass the wireless setup part

  • Aspire101 Level 1 (0 points)

    Like when it is brand new

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