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  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 10, 2007
    OSX 10.4.6 installation problem
    Hi everyone, this is my first post here!

    I have just purchased a used 12" iBook G4 through ebay, and i'm trying to wipe it and reinstall OSX 10.4.6 via 'osx backup discs' which were supplied with the laptop. It's still got all the previous owners crap on here and i want rid of it!

    Problem is, when i follow all the instructions to boot from the installation disc, all i get is a folder icon with a question mark flashing on it.

    I have read various articles on the apple site and none have seemed to help.

    Can anyone help me?

    thanks and i hope to meet some nice people on this board!


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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!
    Are you holding down the "C" key right after the chime till it boots from the install Media?

    If so, does the drive read CD's/DVD's when in the OS install or is the persons OSX install gone now?

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    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    The only version of Tiger that will work on your machine is the retail version, so if they've given you an iMac or Mac Mini disc, it won't work. Is it on CDs or a DVD? Does your iBook have a DVD drive?

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