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    Macpunk
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    Having problems installing os x on my G4
    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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    Macpunk
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    Someone please help me

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    MacBook Pro 2.16GHzIC2D/1GB/120 OSX 10.5 , A bunch of other macs, iPod Mini Orig. 4G iPod Video 30Gb
    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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    Badger
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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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    Macpunk
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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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    Pattay's Avatar
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    MacBook Pro 2.16GHzIC2D/1GB/120 OSX 10.5 , A bunch of other macs, iPod Mini Orig. 4G iPod Video 30Gb
    oh ok

    good luck with it all
    macs rule

  7. #7
    Badger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macpunk
    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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