HUGE Tiger problem please help

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  1. yotaguy macrumors member

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    I went to install tiger and i got an error durring the install...anyways i say reboot back to os x 10.3 and when i do that it rebooted into the kernel...i tried restarting and keystrokes but nothings working

    kernel says at the top..."unable to find driver for this platform: "PowerBook6,5"
    I have an ibook G4???

    The last line reads

    "panic: We are hanging here..."

    please help me fix this..thanks
     
  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I am not sure about the issue sorry bout that, but in profiler i know my iBook shows as a powerbook also, the model says iBook though. Just as my mini shows as a PowerMac.

    Have you tried booting from the install disc again, or just reinstalling 10.3?

    Ed
     
  3. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    I believe there are some problems installing tiger on certain powerbooks/ibooks a solution is to install onto it from another computer using that book as a firewire disk mode. I believe, who knows.
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....what kind of install were you trying to do - a simple upgrade or a "archive and install" clean one? If you were just upgrading, try booting from your install disk again and trying an "archive and install" and see if that gets you over the hump.....oh yeah!
     
  5. yotaguy thread starter macrumors member

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    When i reboot i get the message..disc in or not

    do i need a keystroke to boot to the cd? if i dont than its not going to work
     
  6. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...hold the "C" on the keyboard when you boot....oh yeah!
     
  7. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Be sure to open disk utility and scan your HDD for errors.
     
  8. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty hard to do when he can't get that far.... :rolleyes:
     
  9. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....if he can boot from the install dvd/cd, disk utility can be run from there....oh yeah!
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I hate to ask this, but this is a retail copy of Tiger, right? The reason I ask is because late betas had compatibility issues with certain iBook G4s, IIRC, but you should definitely be able to install Tiger onto any iBook G4 without any tricks from the retail DVD.
     
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  12. krunch macrumors newbie

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    also he can repair his hard drive using fsck in single user mode. This would be accomplished by holding down command s while starting the computer. At the command prompt, enter /sbin/fsck -fy
    keep running it until it says its ok
    then type reboot
     
  13. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    My teacher, we received 18 brand new G5's, I was so exstatic, he tried to install Tiger from one of the G5 disc's and it wouldn't let him. It has specialized code to only install on certain processors. All in all, his came the next day.
     

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