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OS 10.5 - iBook won't boot.


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The hard drive on my G4 iBook was dying so I replaced it and installed OS 10.5 using target disk mode from my iMac. After partitioning the replacement drive with a "GUID Partition" the install went smoothly. After the install, I shut down and disconnected the firewire cable from the iBook and booted up to a flashing folder icon. If I use target disk mode I can boot off the iBook from my iMac but the iBook won't boot itself. How can I fix this?
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You need to use APM not GUID, for PPC Macs. GUID is for Intel Macs.

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So if I reformat using APM then reinstall, the iBook will boot to the OS like normal?
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Yep. You shouldn't have any problems afterwards.

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