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Ok so here's the back story. A friend of mine gave me a mac he had been given saying that it had no OS on it, so I took it...
08-10-2010, 12:32 PM #1
Installing Tiger on Power Mac G4?
Ok so here's the back story.
A friend of mine gave me a mac he had been given saying that it had no OS on it, so I took it home and booted it up then got presented with "You need to restart your computer" error every time. After hours of messing around, I gave up and installed Ubuntu on it, just to make sure the machine wasn't completely fried.
Now I've used Ubuntu for a while before and really getting bored with it and want to Re-install OSX, I have no original disks or anything and have no clue about Macs. Last version of Tiger I downloaded just gave me a black screen after booting from CD. I would be grateful if someone could help me out.
08-11-2010, 07:05 PM #2
I will say this:
PowerPCs are very old! And newer applications ONLY support Intel Macs!
Are you sure you completed your download?
Last edited by awesomeSlayer; 08-11-2010 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostAsking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
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08-12-2010, 06:11 AM #3
Thanks for your reply. I knew it was pretty old but couldn't complain for free. Yes I'm sure the download completed successfully however i don't think the burn process completed successfully because it was a .toast file and I only have access to windows pcs
09-08-2010, 12:15 AM #4
Hey clarkey long time no see, are you sure it is the ppc installer not x86?