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    Trouble Booting from cd

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    Trouble Booting from cd
    Greetings,

    I am trying to install MAC OSX onto a IMAC G4. When I start the computer with the OS cd in while holding down the "c" key, it starts from cd,but only displays a white screen with broken apple images across the top pf the screen.

    Has anyone heard of this before? ANy suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    Trouble Booting from cd
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    Are you using a valid disc? By that I mean one that came with the iMac or one you purchased.
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    There are a few things to try that might help here:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106805
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    Trouble Booting from cd

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi View Post
    Are you using a valid disc? By that I mean one that came with the iMac or one you purchased.
    Well, I am borrowing an OS disk from a friend, because the machine i got is used, and is password protected. I do not know the password, so I wanted to reformat.

    Thanks.

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    Trouble Booting from cd

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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y View Post
    There are a few things to try that might help here:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106805
    Yes, I have read all the articles. I cannot find anywhere on the internet a description of my problem. It is a white screen with a series of faint apple logos across the top. That is not found on the help pages of the apple website.

    Thanks.

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