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    10.4.11 to 10.5 "HELP" Totally Puzzled!
    Using a 1 GHZ Power Mac G4-
    Have 40 gigs on an 80 gig HD-
    Have 2 gigs on board-
    Installed Leopard with no problems- Restarted and all I get on screen is the apple logo and the spinning gear-
    Rebooted from disk and ran Disk Utility's first aid, HD fine-
    exited-
    chose start up disk-
    chose OS 10.5 on HD-
    restarted and got the same apple logo and spinning gear-
    restarted using these methods below and got the same response-
    D key- force the boot device to be the internal hard drive-
    Option key- choose startup disk at boot time-
    X key- force boot into Mac OS X (older Macs that dual-boot into OS 9 and X)
    Shift key- hold after power-up to boot into safe mode-
    I can however boot into "Classic" and see all my files on 10.4.11 but I can't open anything and that also goes for anything on Classic-
    Please Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by montreal4 View Post
    Installed Leopard with no problems-
    From ______ ? (source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    From ______ ? (source)
    Leopard install CD family pack

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    Well there goes my #1 suspect. All I can think of is a do over. Try installing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Well there goes my #1 suspect. All I can think of is a do over. Try installing again.
    I re installed and finally got to the sign on screen- Now it won't let me log on- I know I entered my log in name and password correctly- now what's wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by montreal4 View Post
    I re installed and finally got to the sign on screen- Now it won't let me log on- I know I entered my log in name and password correctly- now what's wrong?
    If you just reinstalled the OS...how did you forget your log-in name & password so quickly??

    On the other hand...did you actually create a username and/or a password?...cause if you didn't...then leave those field(s) blank.

    If all else fails...guess you got to reinstall the OS one more time...and this time...write down the username & pw!

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    ??? I didn't read that the password was forgotten.

    Does leaving the login info blank work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    ??? I didn't read that the password was forgotten.

    Does leaving the login info blank work?
    no it doesn't- I can't understand why It won't let me log in? You were right about re-installing, I thought I was home free when the sign on screen popped up- When I try signing on it takes 15 seconds before login is denied- It's almost like its thinking but nothing happens-

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