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iMac - My iMac wont re-instal from OSX 10.0 instal disk...


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I have tried to re-install OSX from scratch. I formated the hard drive and treid to install from my Mac OSX 10.3 install disk. The installer begins but wont continue after the message: "installer cannot continue because a previous version of Mac OSX is not installed. "
So I have put in my copy of the original OSX 10.0 disk that came with my powerbook G4 from 2001. The disk will not boot. THe computer has a Grey screen with a question mark. So I cant get any further. What can i do. Its been 3 weeks.
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You won't be able to use the install disk from your powerbook, asit does a hardware check before installing. It sounds like you are trying to upgrade instead of install, which would be why its telling you that there isn't a previous version of OS X to be found.

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So If I dont have an instal disk but only upgrade disks, what are my options? Do I have to buy a new copy of OSX?
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Yes you need to buy full install disks.

The install disks that come with computers are model specific so that's why your PowerBook install disks don't work on the iMac.
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