New to Mac OsX and need help to reinstall OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Trunks10k, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. Trunks10k macrumors newbie

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    Ok, Im gonna be plain and simple.

    I was given a G4 MAC fully intacted the previous owner was getting a new comp. I been using the the standard OSx that was on the system (OSX 10.3). Sadly to say i have been raised on PCs a window user as taught in all highschools. I been reading the forums and read much about the dual boot with OSX and Windows. anyone can offer help itd b much appreciated or if u can jus send me the link. I know that i need boocamp, OSX bootdisc, xpboot disc.

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    specs so far that I know on this mac are;
    526 mb rams
    ati vid card not sure which one yet
     
  2. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    You also need an intel based mac, which a g4 is not I'm afraid.

    Virtual PC can run windows "inside" OS X but it's painfully slow and not really worth the effort.

    But hey OS X isn't that hard to learn, and once you do you'll probably love it.
     
  3. Trunks10k thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks saved me tons of time. I was freaking out cuz i didnt understand mac lanuage...

    by any do u know how to format OSX
     
  4. Trunks10k thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanx for all the help dorn...nice webpage pixelhomicide i read the zombie jesus....funny and so true.
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean "reinstall OS X"? Or do you mean "format a drive using OS X"? If that's the case, just use Applications->Utilities->Disk Utility, select the drive, go to the "Erase" tab, then click "Erase".
     
  6. Trunks10k thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    You'll need either the installation disks that originally came with the Mac, or a retail version of OS X. Insert the first disk, then hold down 'C' while booting to force it to boot from the optical. The rest should be self-explanatory.

    Note that if you install from a retail version of OS X, as opposed to the installation disks that came with the Mac, you won't get the extra apps that came bundled with it (iLife, etc.).
     

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