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ScKaSx
Dec 24, 2007, 04:06 AM
Hi All,

I have a sunflower imac g4 that I'm trying to install 10.4 onto, but I can't boot from the install CD's. I held 'option' down at startup and the only startup disk it sees is my hard drive and not the installation CD. However, superdrive works, I can see the contents of the install CD and it still plays DVD's, music, etc!

I have tried changing the startup disk to the CD but that doesn't work either. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I can install 10.4?

Cheers,
ScKaSx



Blue Velvet
Dec 24, 2007, 04:07 AM
What kind of install disks are they? Where did they come from?

ScKaSx
Dec 24, 2007, 04:47 AM
The install disks are for Tiger OSX 10.4

Purchased from Apple as an upgrade for the iMac G4 (2003)

Cheers,
ScKaSx

ScKaSx
Dec 25, 2007, 02:36 AM
Okay, so it turns out my CD Rom was broken but I figured out a way to use the discs by using Firewire Target mode with my macbook. Here's the article in case someone else runs into the same problem:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20020913061228333&query=command

Cheers,
ScKaSx