PowerMac G3 Installing Tiger Issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by froggytreafrogg, Oct 22, 2008.

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    froggytreafrogg

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    Ok, I got my hands on an old powermac G3 from a friend. It was previously running OS X Tiger. I decided to go ahead and reinstall Tiger from my CDs. After starting the Mac OS X installer, it would have me switch back and forth and back and forth from disc 2 and disc 3. Go figure. After doing this for a while it popped up a window that said 'Installer has quit unexpectedly.' So after trying again all afternoon, I install panther (10.3) and it works fine. I try to upgrade to os x tiger and it does the same thing. I just don't get it. I am very sure that my tiger discs work and in fact worked fine with another powermac g3 identical to this one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :apple:
     
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    velocityg4

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    Try doing a minimal install. English only, no additional apps, fonts, x11, printer drivers basically uncheck everything besides the necessary system files. You can always manually install these extras later.
     
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    froggytreafrogg

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    that worked, thanks for the help. :)
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    That also gives you about 2 GB extra when you do a minimal install with Tiger :)

    But yeah it sounds like something was on the CD when you were installing the "extras" or there was a light scratch to throw those errors for you.
     

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