Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 15, 2009, 11:23 AM   #1
finn313
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Powerbook G4 867mhz w/no cd drive - HELP!!!!

I was trying to upgrade my older 12in powerbook g4 to Leopard. While upgrading the computer froze and a screen popped up notifying me that I had to restart my computer, when I did I had no system folder and it just displays the question mark. I don't have a working cd drive so I was upgrading in target disk mode from my mac mini. I also tried an external cd rom drive but the PB won't boot from the disk. I now have it connected to my mini with the mini being the host. What can I try next? If I used SuperDuper and had it back up my mini's system onto the PB would that work. I also have an external firewire drive could I use SuperDuper on this and try and boot the PB from this drive?

Please Help
__________________
MacBook Pro 13" 2.53GHz
iPhone 4
finn313 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2009, 08:10 PM   #2
clyde2801
macrumors 601
 
clyde2801's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: In the land of no hills and red dirt.
Do you have the original install disks for the pb? If so, use the mini to install them to the pb. Good luck!
__________________
I've found that the sanest question I can ask myself is 'Am I going crazy?' --Jack Robbins
2012 base 15" rMBP, 2012 base 11" MBA, late 2011 2.4 i7 17" MBP, 16 gb ram, Crucial M4 512gb SSD
clyde2801 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2009, 09:05 PM   #3
TDM21
macrumors 6502a
 
TDM21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Your idea with Super Duper should work. I've also read hints where you can run the Leopard Installer without having to reboot to the DVD. Based on that you could try the following:

1. Boot your PB into Target Disk Mode and connect it to your mini that is booted the normal way.
2. Insert the Leopard install DVD into your mini.
3. Open Terminal and enter the following
Code:
open "/Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages/"
4. Run the "OSInstall.mpkg package
5. Choose your PB's hard drive to install to

Hint source: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...71203051319476
__________________
13" 2011 MacBook Pro/2.7GHz i7/4GB Ram/500GB HD
12" PowerBook/1.33GHz/1.25GB RAM/160GB HD/ComboDrive
PowerMac G4/2x1.8GHz/1.5GB RAM/ATi 9800Pro/Poineer 111D
Newton 2100
TDM21 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PowerBook G4 display issues alew!mac920 PowerPC Macs 2 Aug 9, 2011 04:25 AM
12" Powerbook G4/867mhz vs. iBook G4/1.2ghz jlester PowerPC Macs 25 Aug 1, 2007 02:11 PM
FS: 12" PowerBook G4 867MHz, 640 MB,60 GB, SuperDrive,AppleCare, tschallipp Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count) 0 Sep 21, 2003 06:15 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC