OS X Tiger Install failing

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  1. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to install Tiger on my PowerMac G4
    The progress gets through the base Install, writing files, and then gets to packaging something, (only showed for a few seconds) before saying "try installing again" giving me the option of restarting.

    I tried an erase and install and an update and install. Neither work.

    any help appreciated.

    SC2

    second edit: no avail. Keeps conking out when installing Mail. Really frustrating. It's already been restarted at least 9 times, and I'm getting sick of trying to install.
     
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  3. After G macrumors 68000

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    You can skip installing Mail if that's where the problem is.
     
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  5. SuperCompu2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it is retail tiger

    I dont know how to skip mail, but i'll try.

    i'll try taking some RAM out, but it worked while running Panther

    Thanks for your replies guys
     
  6. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    I suggested RAM might be the culprit because I had some RAM installed in an iBook a few years ago (before I was confident enough to try it myself) and, while it worked after installed, the problems with the RAM (it wasn't properly seated) only became apparent when I wasn't able to reinstall 10.2.
     
  7. bbergie macrumors regular

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    Your difficulty might be a symptom of another problem, rather than being directly related to trying to install Tiger. I had difficulty trying to install Tiger on my PowerBook G4; the symptoms of my problem seem similar to what you describe. As it turned out, I required a new hard disk for my computer because it was no longer writing over the blocks. If the problem persists, you might want to have your computer looked at by a technician.

    Perhaps this is helpful to you.
     
  8. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Problems of this kind can also be caused by the optical drive. I've seen this exact symptom with DVD-based installs -- works fine on one Mac, stalls midway through on another. The drive isn't necessarily bad, it just doesn't track a particular disc well enough.

    Just one more possibility, assuming you needed another. :)
     
  9. SuperCompu2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    once again, thanks for all the replies.

    I finally got it installed. But now there's a different problem.

    About 10 minutes into usage i get a Kernel Panic. It's happened twice, requiring me to restart. I took out the "bad" RAM and it installed fine. Once Tiger ran, i had it shut down so i could put the RAM back in. Since Ive put the RAM back i get K.Panics. Also, My DVD-RAM Drive wont slide the tray out. Seems like somethings caught on the inside.

    You think the RAM is to blame?
     
  10. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Yup. I'm not sure about the DVD tray, but kernel panics are often indicative of bad RAM (again, these were the symptoms that I experienced myself).
     
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