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crashwins
Jan 24, 2010, 03:16 PM
Hi and thanks in advance for reading.

Here's the rundown: my uncle gave me a pristine Powerbook G4 Titanium edition. Good computer, 15.5" screen, definitely worth keeping. He wiped the thing clean before giving it to me. The problem is the internal CD drive is super flaky and won't take an bootable CD well. It took my Tiger bootable once or twice and bonked out during the installation. Now, I can't get anything. BUT, I have a nice external firewire 400 CD/DVD drive. I hit option and can see the disc, but the PB won't take it. Also, of course I hit C on startup to try and load from the CD. Hasn't taken since the first few tries. Any suggestions on how to boot with this thing? Thanks all



mofunk
Jan 24, 2010, 07:18 PM
PB has a 15in screen. :)

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powerbook_g4/index-powerbook-g4.html


You can boot from another Mac. Do a search, it should work. Connect via ethernet.