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Power Mac - installing OSX on Powermac G4 500mhz


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i am trying to instal OSX( from my macbook ) on a newly acquired G4 and it will boot but it says it cant install

its a G4 gigabit
500MHZ
640 ram
and i put a 40gb drive in it and reformatted to a mac OS partition

what gives ?

from what i read this should not be a problem installing

but i am a newbie
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From your MacBook? Are you trying to use the gray discs that came with your MB? If so, they won't work. You will need a retail disc to install OSX on your G4.
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yeah thats what im trying to do

they worked fine when i installed a bigger drive i n my macbook


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LOL system restore discs are model specific and will work only with the model they are released with. Only mentioned thousands of times in forums. Have a look around eBay and such places for a retail install version of Tiger OS X.4 and kick that RAM up to at least 1GB.
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ok so i i have a copy of tiger 4 disk set and upon disk one boot up the apple comes up then this

unable to find driver for this platform "powermac3,3"

what gives leopard will boot so i have some functionality but not istall tiger get me to this point

i have tried another cd drive and same error
i have tried more /less ram and i get the same deal
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Is this still with the disc from the Macbook or black coloured retail install DVD?
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You are trying to install an Intel version of Tiger that came with an Intel Mac. Power PC is not an X86 CPU and you can not install a X86 (Intel) OS on a Power PC. The only Tiger that will install on that old Power PC G4 will be a Full Install Black Tiger DVD. The Retail copy. No Machine Specific version will install and especially one designed for an Intel Mac.
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yes i have a copy of the black tiger disc and thats whats throwing the error
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command+option+P+R = install
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While on this topic...I have a intel macbook pro which I bought used 18months ago. At the time I also bought leopard 10.4 family pack. I installed it on the laptop and my imac. A friend made me a good deal on his old 10" powerbook g4 which is great for carrying around and I was able to install 10.4 on that too. Now I just picked up an emac g4 1Gz and I'd like to install 10.4 but it only has a cd drive no DVD. I tried a usb DVD drive and I'm able to click on installer but I can't get to the languages screen to start install. What can I do?
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Well mixedup OS X.4 is Tiger and not Leopard, so it is either one or the other. The eMac is a Power PC (PPC) and they will not boot from a USB drive, even in most cases USB2.

PowerPC's are bootable using a Firewire device and connection.
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