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OS X.5 Install Hang-up on Powerbook G4


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I popped the install disk in and restarted about 2 hours ago and it's been "spinning the gray wagon wheel" ever since. I remember a co-worker frying an optical drive on a desktop G4 by interrupting a software install once. Am I going to do any damage to the hardware if I just give up on the install and pop the battery out?
12" A1010 1.2Ghz 40Gb 1024Mb (?)
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Damaging the optical drive by quitting an install is highly unlikely...

You've probably noticed this before - we always ask if the Install DVD was a gray one made for this specific model of Mac. They don't work for other (even similar) models.
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