g4 imac os x installation trouble. Help me please.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ricowatatsu, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hello macrumors forum. I have a 1.25ghz 17" imac g4 and it is having a hard time with installing os x. I recently upgraded the ram to 2gb, swapped the hard drive for a 500gb, and changed the optical drive. Both before and after this surgery, the poor imac has been having a very hard time with the osx installer. It starts fine, but always has errors after a while and tells me the installation failed. It has failed with its original restore discs, and with a jaguar dvd. Any help would be much appreciated. Also, it fails to boot into safe mode.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
    Have you tried installing Tiger or Leopard from retail discs?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    i think i had my versions confused. The restore discs have 10.3, and I also have tried a retail dvd of 10.4. leopard has not been tried, but i cant see that working any better than the other two versions.

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