|Nov 7, 2006, 10:26 PM||#1|
G4 Sawtooth won't boot from DVD - can't install OS, HELP!!!
Hi all- trying to install Tiger on a 350mhz Sawtooth - problem is the computer won't read the dvd/cdrw drive (it did fine before I formatted the HD). I try holding C, it does nothing, tried reseting PRAM, nothing. Any advice???
|Nov 7, 2006, 10:41 PM||#2|
Tiger is on a DVD. Are you SURE you have a dvd drive in your machine?
What happens if you just let it boot up? Have you tried holding down option?
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|Nov 7, 2006, 10:57 PM||#3|
Holding down C does nothing, it just goes to flashing folder icon. Both optical and HDD are hooked up correctly.
|Nov 8, 2006, 11:27 PM||#5|
Try resetting the open firmware. Boot while holding down the Command-Option-O-F keys. At the prompt, type:
At this point the computer will reboot. Have a 10.3 CD in at the time and see if you can boot from it by holding down the C button. If not, you may need a new combo drive as has been suggested.
(you also could try resetting your motherboard, but I don't think I would do this without first reading up on the subject and seeing what the effects/reasons for this are)
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