Installing OS X Tiger onto Power Mac G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by takethislife, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm in desperate need of help with getting OS X Tiger onto my Power Mac G4 "Yikes!". I've plugged a DVD-RW capable CD drive into the computer, and tried to run a burnt CD with the disc 1 on it, and no matter how long I hold "C", it just flashes the finder and question mark thing. I've tried using TransMac program to make a flash drive bootable for Mac. Any suggestions, guys? Thanks in advance.
    -Alex
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Is the external ODD connected via Firewire? If it is USB, then it will not boot from a CD or DVD inserted into an ODD connected via USB.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what an external ODD is. But, I know I have nothing connected via Firewire.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    ODD = Optical Disk Drive
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh. I used an internal one (IDE/PATA) so it's neither Firewire or USB.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    It sound's like you burned the cd wrong and the mac is not recognizing it as a bootable disk. If you can get a copy of Leopard it runs faster with a G4 and is more compatible with new software.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know, but now I have a new problem.
    I put the Tiger boot onto a flashdrive with TransMac and it loaded up the CD successfully, but got stuck at a screen with a loading thing and after a few minutes, the Apple logo changed to a stop thing.
     

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