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Having problems installing os x on my G4


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Hello

I've just bought a g4 powermac and i have a problem installing os x.
When i boot up with the cd and try to install the OS i'll only get to the part where it says "preparing to install"(i've chosen the partition i want to install on) and then I get a black screen where it says an unsuspected error has occured and that i should prees [Return] to restart.

What could be wrong? I am using original cd's(for an Emac, though)

The G4's specs:

G4 450 mhz
512 mb ram
27,3 bg hd.


Please help.

-Thanx



**EDIT**Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place....
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Someone please help me
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are u sure its a G4 , they made g3's faster than 450 Mhz

my imac is 600Mhz and its G3
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Install disks are made for specific machines; using disks for a eMac on another model won't work. Also, the disks that come with the computers are not full system install disks. They are made to repair/restore the computer.
You'll need to get a commercial version of X or the disks for the G4 you have.
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Hey, I found out what the problem was....The guy i bought it from had put a lan card(for no obvious reason). I took it out and the installation went fine.

**Pattay**Yes, it is a G4 450 mhz


**Badger**Thats not true. I installed OSX for an Emac on my G4...worked fine enough

Thanx for the help though
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oh ok

good luck with it all
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Hey, I found out what the problem was....The guy i bought it from had put a lan card(for no obvious reason). I took it out and the installation went fine.

**Pattay**Yes, it is a G4 450 mhz


**Badger**Thats not true. I installed OSX for an Emac on my G4...worked fine enough

Thanx for the help though
I'm surprised; Apple has gone to a lot of trouble to create machine-specific disks. Anyway I'm glad you got it done.
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