4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2007 10:49 AM by louie
dan barrett Level 1 (5 points)
Hi all,

I'm selling my Powerbook G4 15", and was asked to erase the hard drive and reinstall the system.

I put the PB into firewire disk mode, opened Disk Utility in my new computer, and erased the disk.

I then put my OS 10.3 Install disk into the PB, but was unable to start up. Instead of getting to the install menu, I get the white screen and gray apple; the apple logo then "shifts" a few pixels to the right and down, and the computer hangs there without doing anything.

I put the PB back into firewire disk mode, popped the install disk into my other computer, and tried to install that way. The install menu then told me that I couldn't install onto the targeted PB drive, since "An earlier version of OS X is not installed."

One more caveat: I am missing the original system restore disk for the PB. I have the second disk, but haven't been able to find the first. I figured since I had all the os 10.3 disks it wouldn't matter.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

powerbook g4 15", Mac OS X (10.3.9)