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Power Mac - Tiger (10.4.6) Install Problems (on G4)


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I purchased a used G4 PowerMac tower about a month ago which came loaded with 10.4 but no install disks. I began installing the 10.4.10 update and it crashed. It would not boot, instead went consistently to the panic screen, and so I didn't have much choice except to format the drive.

The computer came with a CD drive, not a DVD drive, so I installed and ran Ubuntu 7.04 on it until I could get a DVD drive. Now that I have a DVD drive, I have tried the following to no avail, and I have included all the system details:

PowerMac G4 1.07 GHz Single Core
Maxtor 120 GB HDD
1024 GB SDRAM (in 2x512MB sticks)

Came with: Sony CD-R/RW Drive Unit Model No. CRX140E, jumpers set to IDE-Master

I installed a: LiteON DVD Writer, Model No. LH-20A1H186C, jumpers set to IDE-Master

Boots Fedora 7 PPC install disk from DVD but doesn't seem to properly recognize the MacOS X 10.4.6 install disk that I have that came with my intel-based MacBook:

MacOS X 10.4.6 build: 8I2025

Instead displays the following:

Code:
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x002E0Bf4); Unable to find driver for this platform: "PowerMac3,4".

Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
	Backtrace:
		0x00099EA4 0x0009A860 0x00027A28 0x00230BF4 0x002BCC60 0x002BDD80 0x002BFC28 0x002BED3C 0x000ADE14
Proceeding back via exception chain:
	Exception state (sv=0x0125E500)
	PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)

Kernel version:
(cannot read, Restart dialogue in the way)

No debugger configured - dumping debug information
MSR=00001030
Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
	Backtrace:
		0x00099EA4 0x0009A860 0x00027A28 0x00230BF4 0x002BCC60 0x002BDD80 0x002BFC28 0x002BED3C 0x000ADE14
Proceeding back via exception chain:
	Exception state (sv=0x0125E500)
	PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)

panic: We are hanging here... Thu Apr 13 18:51:54 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.9.59.obj
with the "You need to restart your computer" dialogue in several different languages overtop.

I may be able to get my hands on a retail version of 10.4.x but need to know if this might solve the problem.

Help?

UPDATE: I think I have already had the question answered, the MacBook Install media can only be used with a MacBook, so I will get the 10.4 ADC disks I have around here somewhere and proceed.
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You cannot, and indeed should not, use non retail OS X discs to install the OS on a machine, other than the machine it was intended for and sold with.

So yes a retail version with solve this problem.

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Your Intel MacBook DVD can only be used on Intel Macbooks.
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