10.2 Installer keeps quitting! Help plz.

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  1. Bob Dobbs macrumors regular

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    Ok trying to install OSX 10.2 on a G4 400 AGP down the hall. Have done the firmware update. Its got 2 internal drives - one of them has OSX 10.1 just for fun, its really a media drive, the other dirve has been wiped clean - no system, no nothing.

    i follow all on screen instrucions on the install disc, everything seems to be going fine... then anout 2-5 minutes into the install the computer goes to blue screen for a few seconds, then to black screen and it says - not exact text:

    "Installer quit for unknown reasons (error 0)
    Please restart your computer"

    3 times in a row. after the 2nd time I did disc ultil from the CD reformat the disc - but got the same error on the 3rd time.

    Any thoughts??? Really wanted to get this up & running.
     
  2. yzedf macrumors 65816

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    dis-connect other hard drive and try again.

    is the drive you are installing on master or slave?
     
  3. Bob Dobbs thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is the factory installed drive that came with the puter - so I assume its the master...

    I'll ckeck later tonight
     
  4. Bob Dobbs thread starter macrumors regular

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    to be more clear... the drive i am trying to install OSX 10.2 on used to be OS9.2.2
    this is the drive that came with the computer

    the drive with OSX 10.1 was and is a media drive, never really started up from that drive
    just put it on for fun

    untill i wiped the 1st drive last night all worked fine & dandy
     
  5. Bob Dobbs thread starter macrumors regular

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    PayPAL REWARD for solving the problem

    ok - took out all extra PCI cards (one was a MIRO DC30 - lol)

    disconnect the other drive

    still no go. the exact error message is:
    "The Installer has quit due to an unexpected error (exit code 0)
    Please restart your computer"

    all i've been able to do is a software restore of OS 9.0.2


    I'll give $5.00 via PayPal or US Mail for ne1 who can solve the problem.
    $10 if it turn out to be a really geeky fix

    the only thing not FACTORY INSTALLED is a ATI Raedon 9000 card
     
  6. ddtlm macrumors 65816

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    Bob Dobbs:

    I'm suspicious of a hardware problem. An OS installer should not be failing.
     

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