New iMac+10.4.8=HELP

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jasonbot, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

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    After installing 10.4.8 on my brand new iMac I can't even get into OS X. I'm stuck on the white loading screen! ANy help?
     
  2. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    Boot from the install disc? I really dont know. :/
     
  3. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ya I did that. This time I'll get all the updates not just 10.4.8! Maybe that'll work?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Tell us how that goes. In the meantime, maybe try repairing the disk in Disk Utility on the OSX discs too. :)
     
  5. netdog macrumors 603

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    Yes, do tell us. I found that my external drives kept creaking to a standstill under 10.4.8 with my C2D 2-footer, so I am back with 10.4.7 and it works like a charm. I haven't had the nerve to go back to .8 yet.
     
  6. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK, it's finally working. I went back to 10.4.7 via included install disks and then instead of using the combo update I used the delta update to install 10.4.8. It works! yay, tomorrow when I get back I'm boot camping it. Any advice on triple booting.
     
  7. free-faller macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. I recently purchased a new imac and updated it to 10.4.8, only to be met with the never-ending loading screen. How, exactly, do I reinstall 10.4.7? I used migration to transfer everything from my old mac... Will all of my settings be whiped clean if I reinstall with the version on the disk?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Not if you do an Archive & Install. Just boot from the OSX discs by holding C when they're in the drive. Of course, it's always a good idea to back your stuff up anyway, just in case it gets messed. :)
     

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