How do you partition ibook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by logan41891, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    i have a ibook g4 that my friend whipped everything off and made three partitions. the first two i have no idea what they are and the third one is linux. When i boot up the mac it goes into ubuntu asking if i want to boot to linux or CDROM. If i just leave it, it loads to another screen looking like a command prompt called yaboot.

    Is there a way i can just delete everything again because putting linux on here didnt even work, it doesnt even boot into it. It just says, "radeonfb 0000:00:10.0: Invalid ROM contents"

    So can partition it again so i can put mac os x tiger on it again? :confused:

    logan
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    #2
    You should be able to put in the Tiger installation DVD and hold C at startup to boot from the disk. You can repartition the drive as part of the installation.
     
  3. Guest

    spinnerlys

    #3
    Insert Mac OS X Tiger DVD, start Mac, press and hold C key to boot from DVD, or hold Alt/Option key to get to the boot selection screen.

    Select language you wanna use.

    Go to Menu Bar, select Utilities > Disk Utility.

    Select HDD and erase the partitions.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

    #4

    ive tried putting in the tiger dvd and holding C in booting but nothing happens. It just loads to Ubuntu Screen Boot: l for linux or c for CDROM

    when i hit c it just goes black and goes back to the same ubuntu screen. :(
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    #5

    don't you need a set partition already for it to reconize the tiger disc? i think he has three partitions already for the ubuntu, yaboot, and linux. what i am wondering if its not reading the disc because there is no set partition for it to read and put the tiger into?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    #6
    You don't need to have it correctly partitioned before installation. I don't know why it won't boot from the disc.
     

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