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Mac Specs: G4 17" 320GB hdd 2 Gb Ram DVI Alu + Mac Pro 2x2.26 quad

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i Have just been given a power mac G4 Dual Processor base unit plumbed it in to my monitor but just got a start screen
Panic (CPU 0 unable to find driver for this platform

could any one advise if there is any way of rescuing this unit as in very good condition 2GB ram dual processor 4x120gb HDD powers up ok but dont know which HDD the os will be installed on to

thanks in advance

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No driver for platform suggests to me that the G4 may have used partitioned drives, with WinOS on one of them.

Try holding the Option key on boot to test the four drives individually for an effective Mac operating system. Once up and running, it looks like you'll have an awesome machine there.

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