New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

need help os messed up??


Thread Closed

 
Thread Tools
abush1984

 
Member Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posts: 25
abush1984 is on a distinguished road

abush1984 is offline
alright first off im new to these thing called a mac, so here is my problem i just updated my ibook 500mhz from os 10.3.9 to os 10.4 and to me it seems like everything load correctly i got the 10.4 from a torrent site it was a 4 disk install and like i said it seemed to go smooth until i tried to update the software. and all it does is keep CHECKING FOR NEW SOFTWARE it gets like a 5th of the way with the load bar and just sits there, also when i try to change the desktop background i click system preferences then select desktop and screen saver and it looks like its gonna go then it just closes system preferences. i don't know what to do so any help would be greatly appreceiated, besides those two things i haven't found anything else that doesn't work.

thanks in advance
Otto45

 
Otto45's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 13, 2008
Posts: 5
Otto45 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro

Otto45 is offline
hey the best thing you could do is get osx 10.5, which is leopard, or 10.6 which is the new snow leopard. if you do have 10.4, then that is the old osx, which is tiger. try using one of the new os' and see if it runs fine. If you don't want to get it, then I recommend wiping ur hard drive and re-installing the os that you have.
6string

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2009
Location: Down Under :D
Posts: 5,484
6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)

6string is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by abush1984 View Post
alright first off im new to these thing called a mac, so here is my problem i just updated my ibook 500mhz from os 10.3.9 to os 10.4 and to me it seems like everything load correctly i got the 10.4 from a torrent site it was a 4 disk install and like i said it seemed to go smooth until i tried to update the software. and all it does is keep CHECKING FOR NEW SOFTWARE it gets like a 5th of the way with the load bar and just sits there, also when i try to change the desktop background i click system preferences then select desktop and screen saver and it looks like its gonna go then it just closes system preferences. i don't know what to do so any help would be greatly appreceiated, besides those two things i haven't found anything else that doesn't work.

thanks in advance
What you've done is illegal, so that is your problem.
There are to be no discussions of illegal activity, and no assistance will be given to you in this respect.
You can get onto ebay, and legally purchase install Tiger discs,or depending on your specs, Leopard discs!
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,006
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
1. No telling what is wrong dealing with pirated software.

2. From our Community Guidelines
Respect copyrights and the law.
Don’t discuss or conduct content theft or any other illegal activity. Period. We follow U.S. law on the forums, so just because something might be legal in your country doesn’t mean it will be allowed here. If you’re ever in doubt, contact one of the moderators before you post.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,543
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Otto45 View Post
hey the best thing you could do is get osx 10.5, which is leopard, or 10.6 which is the new snow leopard. if you do have 10.4, then that is the old osx, which is tiger. try using one of the new os' and see if it runs fine. If you don't want to get it, then I recommend wiping ur hard drive and re-installing the os that you have.
Just a note for anyone else who sees this. a 500Mhz iBook will not run Leopard. Minimum of an 866Mhz G4 is required. Snow Leopard requires a Machine with an Intel CPU. A G4 is a Power PC. Tiger is the last OSX that can be installed on that machine.

Purchase 10.4 on ebay and it should work for you.

Thread Closed


« Help with batch file conversion | Reclaim space from failed jam pack installation »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
LCD screen messed up. bad. birdhouse360360 iPhone Hardware and Accessories 13 04-24-2009 05:50 AM
iPhoto messed up, help! Carol247 Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 6 10-30-2008 01:15 PM
I think my headphone jack is messed. bigdaddysheikh Apple Notebooks 1 08-15-2006 02:31 PM
dashboard messed up jklfafa OS X - Operating System 2 12-17-2005 10:24 AM
Quick Time Messed Me Up Dori Other Hardware and Peripherals 3 03-08-2004 07:22 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?