04-21-2006, 11:41 AM #1eclaireGuestPLEASE Help : Cannot reinstall OS 10.2
I cannot reinstall the operating system on my G4 - the machine will not boot from the installation disk even though it will happily view it in Finder and wiith restart when you double click the install icon when the machine restarts it flashes between the question mark and face inside a folder icons. so far I have tried
hold down c and restarting
selecting the disk in start-up disk and restarting
2 different OS 10.2.x intallation disk 1
1 OS 10.0 disk
All of the above with CD/DVD reader that came with the G4 AND and external DVD drive.
And booting from the hardware test CD.
All give me this question mark on restart.
Please help, I'm really at the end of my tether
04-21-2006, 10:22 PM #2
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- Oct 30, 2004
- San Antonio, Texas
- PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb
are the discs dirty or scratched? also, cleaning the drive may help. also, try holding option on startup and select the disc if it allows you.
04-24-2006, 05:52 AM #3eclaireGuest
All three of the discs are in very good condition, although from everything I've read I'm coming to the conclusion it has to be the discs, as that has been the solution for others with this problem.
I am amazed that 3 discs would be unbootable (although not unreadable) after only 3 years stored at room temp in thier original packaging. Doesn't say much for Apples standards.
04-24-2006, 12:06 PM #4
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- Dec 24, 2002
- Los Angeles, California
- 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
I believe that only one disk is bootable and the rest are mountable.Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
05-04-2006, 11:05 AM #5eclaireGuestOriginally Posted by rman
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