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  1. #1
    installation help

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    installation help
    I've been having problems with booting my g4 ibook and i lost the discs that came with it.
    I went out and bought Leopard and an external hard drive and i cant get it to boot from dvd. I can hold down C and it just freezes at the startup screen, the gray apple appears and the gear just spins and then freezes. And it does the same thing holding option, it will pull up the screen and show the HD and the DVD. and i select the DVD.

    Any help will be gladly appriciated

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    installation help

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    And by the way i dont care about the data on the HD so i wouldnt mind wiping it out and startin fresh if there is some way

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    installation help
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    MacBook Pro 2.2ghz, 3GB, 250GB - 16GB White iPhone 3G - 2nd Gen 1GB Shuffle
    Does your G4 iBook meet all the minimum system requirements for Leopard?

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    installation help
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    MacBook Pro 2.2ghz, 3GB, 250GB - 16GB White iPhone 3G - 2nd Gen 1GB Shuffle
    Maybe also try going through some of these steps
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106693
    you could also try this
    "# Will the disc's data copy to hard disk? If your computer will start up from any existing version of Mac OS, try copying the contents of the installation disc to your hard disk (if you have enough space). The ability to copy (but not install) the data is a simple test of the disc and of the hardware. If you encounter repeated errors, the hard disk or the disc may be unusable."

    You can also use the disk utility to mirror the install discs to a portable hdd, I used this on my MacBook once and it worked very well, and was much faster then doing it from DVD.

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    installation help

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    Yes it does.
    Its the 933mhz ibook
    with additional 512mb of ram.

    I'll check into that link real quick

  6. #6
    installation help

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    It won't boot up at all to any of those things.
    I can bring up user command but it freezes at the screen with the grey apple during any normal boot up. i've had it boot all the way up once a week ago but it froze up after a minute.

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