mac mini/reinstalling tiger problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by howard, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. howard macrumors 68020

    howard

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    I just got my dad's old mac mini. When I try and reinstall tiger to do a clean install It stops startup in the middle of the grey screen with the apple on it. Then if i try and restart with the tiger disc in i get the same result. It works fine when the apple disk is not in the drive.

    any ideas?
     
  2. howard thread starter macrumors 68020

    howard

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    i've tried repairing permissions and reseting the pram.

    during startup the computer noticeably crashes... the apple logo shifts right and there are 2 strange screen anomalies that come up
     
  3. howard thread starter macrumors 68020

    howard

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    alright guys.... I apologize.

    I am with out a doubt the biggest idiot in the world... either that or I'm just super excited about the mac mini. Either way the problem was that I put in the PANTER disc instead... They look EXACTLY the same, so it can't be that bad of a mess-up. But that does lead to the question of people wanting to go back to panther... is it possible??
     
  4. lordj4000 macrumors member

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    Nope, apple won't let you install older os versions than the one it shipped with. If your lucky it might take 10.3.9 but it won't take earlier.
     

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