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i've got 10.0 installed and i'm attempting to install 10.3(.4?) and i put in the CD and run the install thing, i click restart, it does, but then it just boots normally and dosn't do anything... HELP!!!
i've got a 300 MHz G3 B&W if that helps, and i did put in a different CD drive, but it reads CDs fine
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you have to hold down 'C' on the keyboard during startup with the disc inserted.
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at what point? and for how long?
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as soon as you hit restart and the screen goes black, hold down c, until you get the blue screen that says welcome to mac os x, itll say preparing to install or somethnig like that.
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nope... i just tried it, held it down the whole restart, and nothing... could there be any other settings or any start up options i could try? could the CD-ROM be an issue at all?
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if its just a cd-rom, it may be a problem, it may not be fast enough, you could try inserting the install disc 1, go into system preferences>startup disk, and select the install disc 1 as your startup disk, if it doesnt work, hold x to boot into os x and bypass the cd as a startup disk.
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nope, it was reading the CD and stuff, but it still booted like normal after a few minutes, eventhough CD was selected as bood disc
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hmm, is this the panther install disc? is your firmware up to date?
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i don't imagine my firmware is up to date, where could i update it?
i also attempted to install it from 9.1, the was unsuccessfull as well
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is this an internal or external cd rom? also, how much ram do you have?
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internal, it is a CD-RW. i've got 412MB of PC100, and OS X runs great, and it says minimum is 128, so it should be fine.
i just flashed the BIOS to 1.1 so i'll try it agian
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still dosn't work...
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have you tried inserting the disc, opening it in the finder, and double clicking install mac os x in the welcome to mac os x folder?
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thats the only way i've tried it, was it supposed to do it automatically?
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it does it automaticaly if you boot from install disc 1. are you sure youre using install disc1? it could be that the disc 1 is defective, call apple and theyll send a new one free of charge in a day or two.
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