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Feb 27, 2006, 06:59 PM
I am trying to install OS X Tiger on a 600MHz G3 iMac (Grey). I have the cd version and when I get to the end of the install, it says optimizing, and it never finishes.

I changed the HD to a 200GB Seagate 7200RPM unit and formatted it to 128GB (max supported) and did the install.

Help please..thx!

Feb 27, 2006, 07:44 PM
I am now using a Hitachi 80GB drive and the problem still happens...

mad jew
Feb 27, 2006, 07:46 PM
Did you install the latest firmware (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86117)?

Feb 27, 2006, 08:39 PM
argh...no I forgot to, is it possible to do this from a cd or something?

Feb 27, 2006, 08:48 PM
nope, download (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75130). and you need to boot from an OS9 disk to run it.. :(