Tiger Install "Stalls"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bobditch, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. bobditch macrumors newbie

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    Charlotte, NC
    #1
    I tried installing Tiger last night and it just stalled.
    It gets to:
    Preparing the Disk>Verifying Destination Volume
    and just sitts there.
    The first time, after about an hour, a window popped up stating Install failed - try again.
    I was able to get to my startup disc only by holding down "D" while turning on.
    I tried install again, it got to the same point and stalled for 2 hours before I aborted it.
    G4 400
    896MB Ram
    10GB space on 20GB drive
    2 vedio cards and SCSI card both installed by Apple

    What do you think? Bad Disk?

    Thanks, Bob
     
  2. xappeal macrumors regular

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    #2
    Ram

    Maybe a bad disk, but most likely a RAM problem.

    You can skip the disk check during the install, try this first. When that fails, it will be a RAM problem.

    Install using at least 256meg, trying to use as much authentic ram as possible.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #3
    I'd start up Disk Utility from the installer and repair the drive ("Repair Disk", not permissions repair).
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    #4
    I've seen this exact problem with DVD installs. It could be a hardware issue, as previously suggested, but it could also be a less-than-perfect DVD drive -- which is what it turned out to be the one time I saw it. The CD version of the Tiger install discs solved the problem.
     

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