IBook OS X upgrade issues

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by monicax, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    IBook PowerPC G3 700 MHz 256 MB OS X Ver 10.2
    I want to upgrade OS X to 10.4.7.
    I don't have acces to high speed internet so I had someone download it on a pc and burn it to disk. It loads and goes through "mounting..." when it stops doing its thing, the installer comes up tells me it cannot load the software.
    I have tried reloading the operating system to no avail. I also have noticed that my help files won't load either...possible connection???? Any suggestions would be appreciated..Thanks.
     
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    nickelbackmac

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    So... did you hold down C when you started up your iBook to install it? You have enough RAM and processor speed. I'd install 10.4 alone first. I had an iBook that went from 10.3.9 to 10.4 just fine, but after I installed update 10.4.1, the hard drive failed.
     
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    mad jew

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    I think that's your problem. OSX works best when extracted from a box, a retail box. :eek:
     
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    nickelbackmac

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    BTW (by the way), are you sure your friend didn't just download the update for Tiger? I don't know of any way of downloading 10.4.7, maybe 10.4, but never have I seen 10.4.7 for download. I think 10.4 with security update 7 would take eternity to download, even with high-speed. Just ask your friend for the name of the download he burned. It should be more than 1 disc, unless he has a SuperDisc! Post his answer up here when you get it.
     
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    meepm00pmeep

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    you could always go to you friends place & hook up your mac to his router and dl the update from there
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The file is called MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.7PPC.dmg and is about 10 mgb. Didn't know about the "C" will try that and hooking up directly to high speed. Thanks for the input...
     
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    mad jew

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    Erm, you can only use that file to upgrade 10.4 or later to 10.4.7. If you're running Jaguar then it won't work. :(
     
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    Ryan T.

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    Yeah, wouldn't you think an Operating System would be more than 10MB?
     

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